Streaking: The Naked Truth

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | May 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

You know in movies where a character is convinced to streak across the football field during the Homecoming game, they get a slap on the wrist and scolded, but nothing more? Well, that's not exactly the case in real life. In reality, if you are caught streaking in high school or college, your school will take action against you under its code of conduct or Title IX sexual misconduct policies, and you could be looking at a suspension or even expulsion and seriously uncomfortable, long-lasting consequences.

Possible Punishments for Streakers

Streaking is a strange fad that ran rampant on college campuses starting in the 1970s. Since then it has continued to pop up at sport events across the country. Students tend to think streaking is funny. It's meant to be a prank, and years ago it may have been punished as a prank gone awry. Students may have received a slap on the wrist, like detention or Saturday school. But today almost all schools across the country agree that streaking should be more heavily punished, especially ones with significant football programs.

For instance, at Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, California, a streaker ran onto the field in the late 2000s and ran right into a cheerleader during a game. The cheerleader was injured, and the school imposed a five-day suspension on the student. About ten years later, at another California school, students decided to streak at two different football events just a few days apart. Their brazen success forced school officials to crack down and clarify exact punishments streaking students could look forward to when caught.

In addition to the punishments described above, many colleges and high schools will go beyond suspending students for streaking. The act could result in full expulsion, which, along with suspension, is generally noted on your transcripts. If you apply to a new school to continue your education or to a graduate school to further your career, you will have to explain those annotations to the new administration. And in many cases, this could make admittance harder to pursue or impossible.

How an Attorney Can Help

Streaking may sound like a fun prank to play, but with potential disciplinary under a school's  code of conduct or Title IX policies, it comes with a tremendous number of consequences that could derail the rest of your life. Generally, most schools will punish you with more than just a detention, and suspensions and expulsions tend to make college or graduate school applications less favorable.

Attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm have helped high school and college students in similar situations and any other situation when a student has been accused of wrongdoing or impropriety. They will review school guidelines surrounding the alleged incident to determine the best course of action for your defense. Attorney Lento is a fighter and knows never to give up. He will work tirelessly to gather evidence and interview witnesses, to guarantee you the best possible outcome for your case. Additionally, if you are found responsible for actions, Attorney Lento and his expert team will work diligently to appeal any unnecessary punishments, and their consequences, that you might experience. Call 888-535-3686 today to schedule a consultation.

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Joseph D. Lento

"I pride myself on having heart and driving hard to get results!" Attorney Joseph D. Lento passionately fights for the futures of his clients nationwide. Attorney Lento and his team represent students and others in disciplinary cases and various other proceedings at colleges and universities across the United States. Attorney Lento has helped countless students, professors, and others in academia at more than a thousand colleges and universities across the United States, and when necessary, he and his team have sought justice on behalf of clients in courts across the nation. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph D. Lento is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted pro hac vice as needed nationwide, and he can help you or your student address any school-related issue or concern anywhere in the United States.


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