2021 Georgia Code
Title 20 - Education
Chapter 2 - Elementary and Secondary Education
Article 16 - Students
Part 4 - Removal of Child From School to Gain Custody
§ 20-2-780. Change of Custody of Minor Child by Removing Child From Premises of Private or Public School Prohibited

Universal Citation: GA Code § 20-2-780 (2021)
  1. No person shall make or attempt to make a change of custody of a minor child by removing the child from the premises of a private or public elementary or secondary school without the permission of the person who enrolled the child in the school, notwithstanding the fact that the person seeking to obtain custody of the child from the school has a court order granting custody of the child to such person.
  2. This Code section shall not apply with respect to the following:
    1. Persons seeking to enforce court orders that specifically authorize or direct the release of custody by the school; or
    2. State or local officials acting under the express authority of this state's child protection laws.
  3. Any person violating this Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
  4. School officials when acting in their official capacities in preventing or attempting to prevent a violation of this Code section shall be immune from civil or criminal liability that otherwise might be incurred or imposed.

(Code 1981, §20-2-780, enacted by Ga. L. 1990, p. 344, § 1.)

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