Federal Judge Ordered Yorktown School District To Show Cause Why A 3-month Suspension Is Appropriate For 14-Year-Old Honor Roll Student For Possession of A Marijuana Cigarette

On January 29, 2013, the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner filed the suit against Yorktown Central School District, and its administrators, for suspending a student for three months, for possession of marijuana cigarette.  A copy of the complaint which alleges procedural and substantive violations of the 14th Amendment, along with violations of the Equal Protection Cause, can be viewed here.

It is alleged that the school district violated the student’s right by suspending her without a hearing, by creating a penalty that was irrational, arbitrary, and capricious, and by discriminating against the student because of her immigrant status.  The front page story from The Journal News dated February 1, 2013, can be viewed here:  http://www.lohud.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013301310066

The News12 story can be viewed here: http://westchester.news12.com/mom-sues-over-daughter-s-yorktown-h-s-pot-suspension-1.4549140

A hearing is currently scheduled for Friday, February 8, 2013.