The Columbia Falls High School junior who inadvertently brought a
rifle to school is back in class today after school board trustees
voted not to expel her. Demari DeReu, 16, faced an expulsion hearing Monday night after
bringing an unloaded hunting rifle to school earlier this month.
DeReu told school officials about the rifle and was, per district
policy, suspended immediately. She has been out of school ever
since. District trustees voted unanimously Monday not to expel her and to
allow her to return to school today, a decision that relieved
DeReu/Kristi Albertson, Daily Inter Lake. More here. And: Missoulian story here.