wow, i've never heard of some of these rules, but it seems like they would lose a law suit.
when i was attending public schools I got into quite a bit of trouble, but I was always happy the school took control of the situation instead of the state.
for instance: one time in high school some kid tried to run over me in the parking lot, literally. i jumped on his hood and held on until he stopped and shot me off his hood in the area where the buses picked everyone up in the front of the school. After that I started stomping in his roof. He tried to fight me on school property and things got broken up. As he drove away I ran to my friends car and began to chase him off campus. I finally caught up to him at a red light a few miles away from the school, ran up to the driver side of his car and pounded his face in.
well the next day at school i was pulled out of class by the police and they told me i was under arrest for assault. I explain the story and they said i could press vehicular manslaughter charges on this kid. i told them to tell the kid and his parents that and they dropped the charges. however, instead they told the principle to suspend us.
so rather than court costs and the legal pains of that situation, I was happy to take a 5 day break from school.
but that's just one story....i have so many. damn i was a terrible kid, but kids jsut so you know. you don't need a high school degree to goto college. if you'r over 19 you can attend any university through their continueing education programs. that's how i got into CU with a GED and 4 years full of F's from high school. Now I'm a 3.3 gpa student with one year left on an accounting degree.