Posted: Nov 13, 2012 9:26 PM
Updated: Nov 13, 2012 11:33 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- A father is furious after he said his son got in trouble for smoking marijuana in a school restroom. But he's not furious with his son, he's furious with school officials because he says his son is innocent.
Carlos Flores said his 17-year-old son, also named Carlos, got assigned to a three-day disciplinary school after a teacher at King High School caught him and two other boys smoking marijuana on Nov. 2. Flores said he took his son to get a drug test immediately and the results were negative. But the school, he said, won't accept them.
"Even though I presented them a copy of the paper with the drug test and they all came back negative they're still going to put him in the school," Flores said.
Flores said school officials performed a drug test involving a flashlight immediately after the incident and determined that his son had been smoking marijuana because his eyes twitched several times. But he said his son was probably tired because he works at night and doesn't go to sleep until late.
Lorette Williams, the C.C.I.S.D. spokeswoman, could not comment on the incident because of federal education privacy laws, but said the school's account of what happened differs from what Flores told 6 News. She also said district policy prohibits school officials from accepting outside drug tests.
His son is scheduled to start his three-day assignment Wednesday.
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