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A Year’s Expulsion For Guns At School

Wed., April 19, 1995

Kids who take guns to school will be kicked out for a year, under a bill signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Mike Lowry.

Currently, state law requires districts to expel students who bring guns or other dangerous weapons to school, but sets no minimum length of the expulsion.

The new law requires schools to expel for one year any student who brings a firearm onto school grounds. However, the district superintendent may modify the expulsion on a case-by-case basis.

The law also allows school officials to set up alternative schooling for expelled pupils.



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