Elopement: TEACHER LIABILITY FOR ELOPEMENT

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Gena:  If a student leaves a classroom and walks home, is the teacher liable for not immediately noticing that the child left?

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Gena, we can’t give you much advice without knowing more – like child’s age, what is the child’s disability?Does the child live across the street from the school or several blocks away?

Does this child have a history of leaving school like this? What triggers the child’s behavior? Has he had a functional behavior assessment? Was he upset when he left?

I have more questions but I hope with these, you can see that the situation is complicated. No one-size-fits all answer.

The child’s team needs to develop a plan to deal with this before it happens again.

This would be determined by the state laws.

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