Reece Brooks was expelled after setting off the fire alarm at Kings Academy in Coulby Newham
Reece Brooks, 16, was expelled after set off a fire alarm at Kings Academy in Coulby Newham, Middlesborough leading to the whole school being cleared.
His mother Kerry Brooks has slammed the decision as unfair and claims she has been backed by an independent review panel.
That ruling has given the Brooks hope that the teenager can return to class and the family are due to attend a tribunal in a bid to get the school's decision overturned.
Kerry Brooks thinks the decision is unfair
It was his first serious incident and I just want him back on track
Mrs Brooks, 38, a hairdresser from Coulby Newham said: "I just want my son to have a fair crack.
"My son only has a reading age of ten and was going to struggle to pass his GCSEs anyway but if he isn't in a proper school he has no chance.
"He pressed the fire alarm as he was being bullied and just wanted to be with the 'in-crowd'.
The academy say tat the incident was too serious for him to return
"It was his first serious incident and I just want him back on track."
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But the academy say that incident was too serious for him to return.
School principal David Dawes said: "Falsely triggering a fire alarm, or interference with fire equipment, potentially endangers lives and causes extreme disruption in a school."
"In the case of The King's Academy this includes the evacuation of some 1,400 students and staff, a proportion of whom have physical and other disabilities.
Reece was excluded last May
"Given its seriousness, such an act is unlawful and can lead to a criminal conviction, and students are made aware of the gravity with which we treat such actions.
"Permanent exclusion is only ever issued as a last resort, after careful consideration of the circumstances and of any contributing factors, and where no other alternative is appropriate.
"If a student is permanently excluded, the academy works closely with the local authority to help ensure successful continuation of their education."
Reece was offered the chance to go to a pupil referral unit but his mother said it would not be the right environment for him.
"He has educational needs and I don't want him mingling with those types of kids," she added Kerry, 38.
Since he was excluded last May, he has been learning a trade as a mechanic at his dad's garage.
The family is expected to learn Reece's fate on Thursday at Darlington Magistrates' Court where a tier one tribunal will be held.