ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WNCN) – A Rocky Mount Middle School mom says her son was wrongfully suspended for using drugs. She says despite the proof, the school district will not let him back into school.
On Nov. 21, 14-year-old Timothy Richardson was suspended from Rocky Mount Middle School for 10 days. The suspension letter says the reason is “use of a controlled substance”.
“They keep thinking I’ve been smoking marijuana, but I never been smoking marijuana,” said Richardson.
Richardson says he went into a school bathroom where another student was smoking weed. Richardson says when he walked out of the bathroom, both he and the other student were blamed.
He says a school resource officer, principal, and assistant principal questioned him for hours, asking him over and over again if he smoked.
Richardson says he admitted to using weed even though he did not.
CBS North Carolina: “So finally you said, ‘I did smoke weed.’ Tell me about that.”
Richardson: “I said that because they kept asking me over and over and over. And I was like just forget it. I was like