My son recently turned 18 and his friends threw him a birthday party at our house, we were away at the time. My son is a varsity H.S. baseball player and a college baseball prospect. The High School where my son attends has an Athletic Code of Conduct that every player must sign prior to playing.
The week following the B-day party, some teachers overheard some students talking, at school, about this Birthday party and the fact that there was alcohol being consumed there.
School official conducted their own investigation and based on students signed statements, my son could get athletic suspension.
There were no police involved at the party or High School.
My wife and I asked the athletic director that we be present during our sonís interview.
Some of my sonís friends, that were interviewed, were saying that the athletic director was asking leading questions, like, ďSo ______was really drunk at the party?Ē Iím not sure of student rights, but this doesnít seem like due process?
Past athletic suspensions were precipitated due to a call/visit from the local police for MIP, etc. This situation was merely teachers overhearing a conversation.