From one of the comments to the article:
"I am the father of the child who developed the 'coil gun' project. Here are some other aspects of the story that are not yet being reported:
1st: They interrogated my son twice, removing him from the classroom, without my permission or knowledge.
2nd: They refuse to provide any information about who interrogated my son, what questions were asked, and what were his responses.
3rd: One thing my son remembers is that after he had completed a written statement, the Assistant Principal felt that his statement didn't provide enough evidence against the teacher, and went fishing for more details that could be used against the teacher.
4th: The district refuses to return the project. When we attempted to file a stolen property report with the LAPD, detectives refused to accept the report, saying that it would be pointless, and that the Los Angeles Unified School District had Mafia-like power in the city.
As it stands, the district is claiming the right to remove children from instruction, interrogate them for hours, and provide no information to the parents about what happened in the the closed-off interrogation room. This is unacceptable, and it is sad that it appears that we will need legal representation to find out what happened to our son during the two hours of his interrogation"