A Bryan High School senior remains on suspension while the school considers his fate for an altercation with a Resource Officer.
Seventeen-year-old Kevin Tucker now faces expulsion from school and several charges, including resisting arrest.
On Tuesday, Mildred and Kevin Tucker met with school officials at Omaha Public Schools for his expulsion hearing. He has been out of school since that February 14th incident, where he told WOWT 6 News that he was slammed to the ground trying to leave the building after school resource officers told him to stop.
Tucker’s mother Mildred admitted that her son made mistakes, but questioned why Kevin has been punished so harshly.
She said, "We know as teens they can make mistakes and they make bad decisions, probably being on the phone, but the force that was used against my son was unnecessary and OPS should not support it."
Protestors gathered outside of the hearing.
Jamise Williams said, "It's just creating a cycle. You know, kids are being arrested, they're being charged, they're being involved with the juvenile system because they didn't listen at school when that should be a school issue and not a criminal issue."
The Tuckers said the school will continue Kevin’s suspension until a decision is reached.
The school released a statement saying: "Per the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act we do not provide information about student disciplinary issues."