ERIC Number: ED243256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Legal Considerations Concerning the Assaultive Behavior of Behaviorally Impaired Students.
Robertshaw, C. Stuart
The paper examines legal issues involved in the assaultive behavior of emotionally disturbed students. A special education due process decision is cited to illustrate the definition of assault and the need for seeking alternatives to expulsion. Related legal issues (discipline and punishment, liability for injuries resulting from assaultive behavior of students, and assault and corporal punishment) are reviewed. The case study cited involves a disturbed student who allegedly assaulted the assistant principal. Testimony of witnesses is summarized and the decision in favor of the student is presented. Reactions by teachers, professors, and administrators conclude the document. (CL)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Disorders, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Expulsion, Punishment, Suspension
Support System Project for Behaviorally Impaired, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE 68583 ($2.25, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Nebraska State Dept. of Education, Lincoln. Special Education Section.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Dept. of Special Education.
Note: In: Peterson, R., Ed. and Rosell, J., Ed. Current Topics in the Education of Behaviorally Impaired Children. Lincoln, NE, Barkley Memorial Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1982. Chapter 3. For related documents, see EC 162 159-168.