Dismissal of a Restraining Order and Due Process Violation

Our client is a high school student in Southern California who was served with a restraining order seeking to prohibit him from attending or being on the campus of any school within the district. The district was also seeking to place our client in a residential school out of the state.

In their moving papers the petitioner, the school district, alleged that our client had threatened to shoot up the school and had even made attempts to purchase firearms online. The district had declarations from multiple staff members stating that our client had made threats and had inappropriately touched other students. The moving papers also had documentation of our client’s violent drawings and reports from the FBI regarding our client’s internet searches.

At the time that our client’s family hired our office, our client was being held under a psychiatric evaluation and a temporary restraining order had been granted prohibiting our client from attending school within the district. Our client hired our office to fight off the restraining order and hired us to fight off removal and placement in a residential school out of state.

Our office investigated the allegations and researched the issues and was able to broker a dismissal of all the Petitioner’s actions. The restraining order was dismissed and our client will now be able to return to school! This is a great result for our client!


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