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Understanding criminal issues in a school setting in Florida

Teachers in private or religious schools face many of the issues that are found in public schools, despite the differences in the institutions for the students who attend them. Teachers who run into trouble in Florida could find that their certification is in jeopardy and that their careers, which seemed like such sure things just a short time ago, are also at stake.

To some degree, the issues that teachers face can be similar to things that they would face outside of the school setting, with the difference being that they happened on school grounds. For example, being accused of things like the possession of illegal drugs or driving while under the influence have legal significance anywhere, but they also can derail a teacher's career when they occur at school.

One top of that, there are other issues that teachers need to be aware of when relating to students. These could include things like inappropriate contact or even assault. Teachers must remember that all assaults do not have to be physical. As we note on our site, a threat could also be considered an assault in certain situations. On top of that, just the attempt to do any harm could fall under the umbrella of assault, even if no one was injured.

These are things that teachers must know about because they need to understand what legal options they have and how the accusations against them can impact their careers, since they are in the unique position of being around many children on a daily basis.

If you want to learn more about what you can do to clear your name or what types of things teachers need to be aware of, you may find our page on criminal education allegations helpful.

Source: The Law Offices of Steve Rossi, "Private or Religious School Law Representation" Sep. 12, 2014

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