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Girl Hunter’s Expulsion Hearing Tonite

An expulsion hearing for a Columbia Falls High School junior who inadvertently brought a gun to school has been moved. Originally slated for 6 p.m. tonight at the district’s board meeting room, the hearing for Demari DeReu has been moved to Glacier Gateway Elementary’s multipurpose gym, 440 Fourth Ave. W., Columbia Falls. ... According to a memo from the district office, the location change “was made to accommodate the expected public participation.” DeReu’s case has drawn wide attention. She was suspended Dec. 1 after telling school officials about the unloaded hunting rifle she had forgotten to remove from the trunk of her car/Daily Inter Lake. More here.

Question: Do you think there's any chance that a northwest Montana school board, faced with angry constituents who support Demari DeReu, will expel the girl?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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