Student Suspension Overturned after Reynolds Investigation

Chris Reynolds was retained by School & College Legal Services to investigate and reach findings after a student at Santa Rosa High School was suspended for fighting with students from another District. The students entered a closed campus and surrounded the student.  A fight started and it was recorded by two students. The site administrators conducted an investigation and suspended the Santa Rosa High School student. The parents of the student appealed the decision and finally filed a complaint that led to Mr. Reynolds’ investigation. After interviewing staff and reviewing evidence, Mr. Reynolds concluded the students from the other District initiated the fight and trespassed on Santa Rosa City Schools property. The District received the findings of Mr. Reynolds and reversed the student suspension.