§ 16-38-9. Liability of school officers for misconduct.
Every school officer who shall make any false certificate, or appropriate any public school money to any purpose not authorized by law, or who shall refuse for a reasonable charge to give certified copies of any official paper, or to account for or deliver to his or her successor any accounts, papers, or money in his or her hands, or shall willfully or knowingly refuse to perform any duty of his or her office, or violate any provisions of any law regulating public schools, except where a particular penalty may be prescribed, shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars ($500) or be imprisoned not exceeding six (6) months, and shall be liable to an action of the case for damages to be brought by any person injured by this violation.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 65, § 5; G.L. 1909, ch. 73, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 77, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 198, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 16-38-9.)