Seems like the student from Texas is suffering as a result from potential conflict between school admin and the parents? Sounds like there's more background story and A LOT of ego going on in the (toxic) school environment.
The student from Chapel Hill suspected to have autism, I feel bad for, too.
Shows how ethics and law don't always coincide. Certain behaviors that are so blatantly unethical can still be legal, and vice versa.
Power can corrupt. Sad to see how "power trips" can ruin knowledge/learning for students by use of oppression.