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Montana Student Hunter Not Expelled

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.

Question: Do you agree with the decision?



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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