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Court of Appeals Says Schools Can Seek Protective Orders on Behalf of Students - Appellate Practice News

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Posted on: Apr 10, 2018

By Sara Blevins, Lewis Kappes PC

On Monday, March 26, 2018, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that the Indiana Civil Protection Order Act ("CPOA"), Indiana Code § 34-26-5, can be used by a school district to obtain a protective order against a person that poses a threat to students.

In S.B. v. Seymour Community Schools, the Indiana Court of Appeals found that a school district does constitute a "person" for the purposes of the CPOA and, therefore, does have standing to seek a protective order on behalf of its students against a person that poses a threat.

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