If a minor breaks the law outside of school, can the police release that student’s name to their school?

Asked on August 24, 2015 under Criminal Law, Wisconsin

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, they can. The names of minors or non-minor college students who commit crimes are not barred from release to the student's or minor's schools. Schools stand in a unique and close relationship to the student, different than other institutions do, and even though the name of the student cannot often be generally released, it may be shared with the school.


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