In Mississippi, "discipline" means gaining control over someone by enforcing compliance or asserting control over that person.
Mississippi law gives school boards the authority to discipline students for misconduct. This misconduct may occur at school, on school property, on the way to and from school, or at a school-related event or activity. Students may even be disciplined for misconduct away from school, if school officials decide that the student's presence in the classroom would disrupt the educational environment. Forms of discipline may include suspension, expulsion, or placement of a student in an alternative school or home-bound program.
Code Ann. § 37-11-57(2); Pigford v. Jackson Public School Dist., 910
So. 2d 575 (Miss. Ct. App. 2005); 7 MS Prac. Encyclopedia MS Law §
65:207. Id. Otherwise, such action may constitute negligence or child abuse. Id. Miss. Code Ann. § 37-7-301(e); 7 MS Prac. Encyclopedia MS Law § 65:207. Id. Id.
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