School official enters home without parental knowledge
This is one of the more interesting routes to homeschooling I have read.

Friday, September 22, 2006 , a knife somehow gets from Tyler D'Allesandro's father's workshop into his school bag. He noticed it at school and showed his friend. A third boy "grabbed it and brandished it toward other students 'in a menacing manner.'" Tyler's friend took the knife back, put it back in the bag and the incident was over.

Or so he thought.
But on the following Monday morning, a parent complained to the school's dean, Michael Brumbaugh. According to the lawsuit, Brumbaugh drove Tyler home and told Tyler to let him in. Tyler's mother, Kelly D'Allesandro, was inside taking a shower, and Brumbaugh knew that, the suit said.

Without conferring with Kelly D'Allesandro, Brumbaugh found the knife, then took the knife and Tyler back to school, the suit said. Chicago Sun-Times
For some odd reason, the parents were not happy to find out about all this afterwards. So what starts out as a case where zero tolerance may have gone awry escalates into school officials taking on the role of police officers and searching private homes for evidence. But it gets better.
[Principal Terry] Silva told them their son was being suspended for 10 days. They think the suspension was retaliation for their complaints. They kept complaining, all the way up to Supt. Donald Hendricks, and the district kept increasing the discipline against Tyler, the suit said.

Ultimately, the district recommended that Tyler be expelled. Fed up, Kelly and Michael D'Allesandro decided to home-school their son. Ibid.
Expelled in retaliation for your parents complaining about officials entering your home without your knowledge? I do not think I would want to send my child back, either, even if all were resolved in a satisfactory manner.

Welcome to homeschooling. But it doesn't always mean that your problems with the school district go away.

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