What should I do if my high school student is accused of academic misconduct in Nebraska? VIDEO

When a high school student in Nebraska is accused of academic misconduct, it can have a dramatic effect on your child's ability to attend the college or university of their choice. Academic misconduct charges can include cheating on an exam, using unauthorized internet resources, plagiarism, cheating on College Board Assessments, the SAT, SAT subject matter exams, AP exams.

It is crucial that your high school student is afforded their due process rights, that the charges are clearly defined, that the investigation used to investigate the charges is fair and that any resolution or sanction is proportionate and appropriate to the offense. In particular, interacting with the College Board requires a detailed understanding of the process to achieve the best possible outcome.

The College Board takes misconduct extremely seriously and they often take a heavy hand in imposing sanctions. An experienced attorney advisor will be your high school student's best ally to defend against academic misconduct charges and they should be involved from as early as possible in the case.

Nebraska high schools where Joseph D. Lento can help as your child's student's academic misconduct advisor during investigations, hearings and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following school districts:

A

  • Adams Central Jr-Sr High School
  • Ainsworth Community Schools
  • Allen Consolidated Schools
  • Alliance Public Schools
  • Alma Public Schools
  • Amherst Public Schools
  • Anselmo-Merna Public Schools
  • Ansley Public Schools
  • Arapahoe Public Schools
  • Arcadia Public Schools
  • Arlington Public Schools
  • Arnold Public Schools
  • Arthur County High School
  • Ashland-Greenwood Schools
  • Auburn Public Schools
  • Aurora Public Schools
  • Axtell Public Schools

B

  • Bancroft-Rosalie Community Schools
  • Banner County Public Schools
  • Battle Creek Public Schools
  • Bayard Public Schools
  • Beatrice Public Schools
  • Bellevue Public Schools
  • Bennington Public Schools
  • Bertrand Public Schools
  • Blair Community Schools
  • Bloomfield Community Schools
  • Blue Hill Public Schools
  • Boone Central Schools
  • Boyd County Unified
  • Brady Public Schools
  • Bridgeport Public Schools
  • Broken Bow Public Schools
  • Bruning Public Schools
  • Bruning-Davenport Unified System
  • Burwell Jr-Sr High School
  • Butte Public Schools

C

  • Callaway Public Schools
  • Cambridge Public Schools
  • Cedar Bluffs Public Schools
  • Cedar Rapids Public Schools
  • Centennial Public Schools
  • Central City Public Schools
  • Centura Public School
  • Chadron Public Schools
  • Chambers Public Schools
  • Chase County Schools
  • Clarkson Public Schools
  • Clay Center Public Schools
  • Clearwater Public Schools
  • Clearwater Public Schools
  • Cody-Kilgore Public Schools
  • Coleridge Community Schools
  • Columbus Public Schools
  • Conestoga Public Schools
  • Cozad City Schools
  • Crawford Public Schools
  • Creek Valley Schools
  • Creighton Public Schools
  • Crete Public Schools
  • Crofton Community Schools
  • Cross County Community Schools
  • Culbertson Public Schools

D

  • Daniel Freeman Public Schools
  • Davenport Public Schools
  • David City Public Schools
  • Deshler Public Schools
  • Diller-Odell Public Schools
  • District 070
  • Dodge Public Schools
  • Doniphan-Trumbull Public Schools
  • Dorchester Public Schools
  • Douglas County West Community School
  • Dundy County Public Schools

E

  • East Butler Public Schools
  • Elba Public Schools
  • Elgin Public Schools
  • Elkhorn Public Schools
  • Elkhorn Valley Schools
  • Elm Creek Public Schools
  • Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools
  • Elwood Public Schools
  • Emerson-Hubbard Public Schools
  • Eustis-Farnam Public Schools
  • Ewing Public Schools
  • Exeter-Milligan Public Schools

F

  • Fairbury Public Schools
  • Falls City Public Schools
  • Fillmore Central Public Schools
  • Fort Calhoun Community Schools
  • Franklin Public Schools
  • Fremont Public Schools
  • Friend Public Schools
  • Fullerton Public Schools

G

  • Garden County High School
  • Geneva North School
  • Gering Public Schools
  • Gibbon Public Schools
  • Giltner Public Schools
  • Gordon-Rushville High School
  • Gothenburg Public Schools
  • Grand Island Public Schools
  • Greeley-Wolbach Public Schools
  • Gretna Public Schools

H

  • Hampton Public Schools
  • Hartington Public Schools
  • Harvard Public Schools
  • Hastings Public Schools
  • Hay Springs Public Schools
  • Hayes Center Public Schools
  • Heartland Community Schools
  • Hemingford Public Schools
  • Hershey Public Schools
  • High Plains Community Schools
  • Hitchcock County Unified School System
  • Holdrege Public Schools
  • Homer Community Schools
  • Howells Public Schools
  • Humphrey Public Schools
  • Hyannis High School

J

  • Johnson-Brock Public Schools

K

  • Kearney Public Schools
  • Kearney West High School
  • Kenesaw Public Schools
  • Keya Paha County High School
  • Kimball Public Schools

L

  • Lakeview Community Schools
  • Laurel-Concord Public Schools
  • Lawrence-Nelson Public Schools
  • Leigh Community Schools
  • Lewiston Consolidated Schools
  • Lexington Public Schools
  • Leyton Public Schools
  • Lincoln Public Schools
  • Litchfield Public Schools
  • Logan View Public Schools
  • Loomis Public Schools
  • Louisville Public Schools
  • Loup City Public Schools
  • Loup County Public Schools
  • Lynch Public Schools
  • Lyons-Decatur Northeast Schools

M

  • Madison Public Schools
  • Malcolm Public Schools
  • Maxwell Public Schools
  • Maywood Public Schools
  • McCook Public Schools
  • McCool Junction Public Schools
  • McPherson County High School
  • Mead Public Schools
  • Medicine Valley Public Schools
  • Meridian Public Schools
  • Milford Public Schools
  • Millard Public Schools
  • Minatare Public Schools
  • Minden Public Schools
  • Mitchell Public Schools
  • Morrill Public Schools
  • Mullen Public Schools

N

  • Nebraska City Public Schools
  • Neligh-Oakdale Schools
  • Nemaha Valley Public Schools
  • Nemaha Valley Schools
  • Newcastle Public Schools
  • Newman Grove Public Schools
  • Niobrara Public Schools
  • Norfolk Public Schools
  • Norris School District 160
  • North Bend Central Schools
  • North Loup-Scotia Public Schools
  • North Platte Public Schools
  • Northwest High School

O

  • Oakland-Craig Public Schools
  • Ogallala Public Schools
  • Omaha Public Schools
  • O'Neill Public Schools
  • Orchard Public Schools
  • Ord Public Schools
  • Osceola Public Schools
  • Osmond Public Schools
  • Overton Public Schools

P

  • Palmer Public Schools
  • Palmyra District O R 1
  • Papillion-La Vista Public Schools
  • Pawnee City Public Schools
  • Paxton Consolidated Schools
  • Pender Public Schools
  • Perkins County Schools
  • Pierce Public Schools
  • Pine Ridge Job Corps
  • Plainview Public Schools
  • Plattsmouth Community Schools
  • Pleasanton Public Schools
  • Ponca Public Schools
  • Potter-Dix Public Schools
  • Prague Public Schools

R

  • Ralston Public Schools
  • Randolph Public Schools
  • Ravenna Public Schools
  • Raymond Central Schools
  • Red Cloud Community Schools
  • Richland Public School
  • Rising City Public Schools
  • Rock County High School

S

  • Sandhills Public Schools
  • Sandy Creek Public Schools
  • Santee Community Schools
  • Sargent Public Schools
  • Schuyler Central High School
  • Scottsbluff Public Schools
  • Scribner-Snyder Community Schools
  • Seward Public Schools
  • Shelby Public Schools
  • Shelton Public Schools
  • Shickley Public Schools
  • Sidney Public Schools
  • Silver Lake Public Schools
  • Sioux County High School
  • South Central Nebraska Unified System 5
  • South Platte Public Schools
  • South Sarpy District 48
  • South Sioux City Community Schools
  • Southeast Nebraska Consolidated Schools
  • Southern School District 1
  • Southern Valley Schools
  • Southwest Public Schools
  • Spalding Public Schools
  • Spencer-Naper Public Schools
  • St. Edward Public Schools
  • St. Paul Public Schools
  • Stanton Community Schools
  • Stapleton Public Schools
  • Sterling Public Schools
  • Stratton Public Schools
  • Stuart Public Schools
  • Sumner-Eddyville-Miller Schools
  • Superior Public Schools
  • Sutherland Public Schools
  • Sutton Public Schools
  • Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca Schools

T

  • Tecumseh Public Schools
  • Tekamah-Herman Community Schools
  • Thayer Central Community Schools
  • Thedford Rural High School
  • Trenton Public Schools
  • Tri-County Public Schools
  • Twin River Public Schools

U

  • Umo N Ho N Nation Public Schools

V

  • Valentine Rural High School
  • Verdigre Public Schools

W

  • Wahoo Public Schools
  • Wakefield Public Schools
  • Wallace Public School District 65 R
  • Walthill Public Schools
  • Wauneta-Palisade Public Schools
  • Wausa Public Schools
  • Waverly School District 145
  • Wayne Community Schools
  • Weeping Water Public Schools
  • West Holt Rural High School
  • West Point Public Schools
  • Westside Community Schools
  • Wheeler Central Schools
  • Wilber-Clatonia Public Schools
  • Wilcox-Hildreth Public Schools
  • Winnebago Public Schools
  • Winside Public Schools
  • Wisner-Pilger Public Schools
  • Wood River Rural District
  • Wynot Public Schools

Y

  • York Public Schools
  • Yutan Public Schools

It is critical to make certain academic misconduct charges at your child's Nebraska high school are handled properly and that the accused student's interests and rights are protected from as early as possible during the investigative and disciplinary process.  One reason, among many, is because even at high schools where a finding of responsibility for academic misconduct is made at a hearing, the investigation will set the stage for what the hearing panel is provided prior to a hearing (and what the hearing panel will in large part rely on at a hearing), and at high schools where the finding of responsibility is made solely through the investigative process, what takes place during the investigation itself will determine whether the accused student is found responsible or not responsible for academic misconduct.

Unfortunately, some parents make the mistake of not taking the necessary precautions as soon as possible when their child is accused of academic misconduct.  Some people will mistakenly believe that if they "just explain what happened," their school will be fair and impartial and will arrive at the truth.  In a perfect world this may be the case, but in a perfect world, being called to answer for alleged academic misconduct would not exist.

Fighting passionately for the future of his clients at schools throughout the nation for many years, Joseph D. Lento knows how important it is to mount the strongest defense because he understands that an accused high school student's academic future is on the line. He does not settle for the easiest outcome, and instead prioritizes his clients' needs and well-being. Joseph Lento is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York, is admitted as an attorney pro hac vice in state and federal court if needed when representing clients nationwide, and serves as an academic misconduct advisor to high school students facing investigations and disciplinary cases in Nebraska and throughout the nation. Make certain your or your student's interests are protected - Contact National High School Academic Misconduct Defense Attorney Joseph D. Lento today at 888-535-3686.

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