— The Tennessee Department of Education is advising parents to be aware of what schools can and can’t do in order to avoid having their children kicked out.
State schools were notified Thursday that some school districts were requiring students to wear body cameras to help police identify students who may have violated safety rules.
It is not clear how many schools are enforcing the policy.
State Sen. Dan Zellers, R-Knoxville, has introduced legislation that would make it easier for parents to challenge school districts for enforcing policies.
Zellers told The Associated Press that his bill would allow students who have been kicked out to request a hearing before a judge before they are expelled.
Zetters said he has had more than 250 students come forward to complain about the policy and several others have been expelled, though the state does not track whether the schools are complying with the law.
Zelling said he’s received hundreds of emails and calls from parents across the state about the school district’s policy.
He said the law would help parents with their lawsuits against the district.