I am a teacher and one my fifteen year old student wrote, "Ms.xxx (refers me) is a **** (a word which imputes unchastity) and she knows it exactly" on a worksheet that she submitted to me. Will I be able to take legal action under libel laws?

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    answered on 20/10/2016

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    You will not be able to take legal action as the worksheet was submitted only to you. There has not been any publication of the libel. Quite apart from the above, and more importantly, we suggest that you should consider other options of discipline apart from legal process since you are a teacher and the perpetrator, your 15 year old student.

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