FOX 46 Charlotte gets results from school after student suspended

- FOX 46 Charlotte is getting results after a viewer said policy at Invest Collegiate Charter School had her opting for homeschool. 

"I just don't feel like he should have been punished," Kandis Malone explained. 

Malone said her son Jaden was attacked by a school bully in early April. It was an attack she said led to a concussion. 

The accused bully was suspended and so was Jaden. Malone said the suspension was because Jaden pushed the bully off of him - violating the school's behavior policy. 

After Malone's story, FOX 46 Charlotte received several emails from parents of students who said they've had similar experiences. 

The school said in Jaden's case they believe he was more involved in the fight than just a push. Regardless, on Thursday the school director said change is coming. 

"It has forced us to take a deeper look at what we do and who we aim to be, and what our core values are, so with that we're certainly investigating how do we get better," Tom Miller, Invest Collegiate, said. 

FOX 46 Charlotte dug into the school's policy and noticed there's an in-school suspension form of punishment instead of sending kids home. But it hasn't been used since the school started three years ago.

"We don't necessarily have an in-school suspension program," Miller said. 

The director said the school is now looking to add this option while it reviews even more of its policy. It's an action parents are welcoming. 

"Well they should have been doing it. If you suspend a kid for three or four days, when his parents are working, now they have to find some place for the kid to go while they're working. It would be better for them to be in school learning," Malone said. 

FOX 46 Charlott'e previous report on this story, HERE!

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