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Puchalla v. Millard Public Schools

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Friday, May 4, 2012

S-11-0777, Justis Puchalla, a minor, by and through his father and next friend, Aaron Puchalla v. Millard Public Schools, et al. (Appellants)

Douglas County, Judge James T. Gleason

Attorneys: Jeff C. Miller, Duncan A. Young, Keith I. Kosaki (Young & White Law Offices) (for Appellants) --- Richard P. McGowan

Civil: Suspension: Student Discipline Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. § 79-254 et seq. (Reissue 2008)

Proceedings below: The Board of Education upheld Puchalla’s 19 day suspension from school for violations of the Millard Public Schools Student Code of Conduct. The district court reversed the decision of the Board of Education and ordered the 19 day suspension and offenses of Possession of Alcohol or Other Drugs and Disruptive Behavior removed from Puchalla’s school records.

Issues: The district court erred in (1) reversing the Board of Education’s decision; (2) not affirming the Board committee’s decision; (3) ruling that the search violated Puchalla’s Fourth Amendment rights.

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