Our expert says:
It does sound unjust, and an area in which human rights laws in this country should perhaps get involved. Is there a possibility for you personally to make appointments to see both the headmaster of his current school, and that of the other alternative school, to discuss the situation ? If he is primarily a follower, his actions were unfortunate,n but the school ought to be much more interested in dealing with the ringleaders who will only switch to influencing someone else once he goes.
Seeing a psychologist may help --- not only in writing a letter ( if this is indeed what he/she finds ) clarifying that the boy is NOT a psychopath and not incorrigible ( THERE'S a good word for it ! ) --- and in trying to understand better what has been happening to him and what best might be done about it.
It may be important to make it clear to him that while you are angry and hurt by some of the things he has done, you do not consider HIM to be a bad person, only someone who sometimes does bad things, and can and should change this
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