Janesville School Board expels five students

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Gazette staff
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

JANESVILLE — The Janesville School Board expelled five students last week, including one who was expelled permanently.

The student who was expelled forever was a high school student accused of bringing a Sheffield knife with a 2.75-inch blade weapon onto school grounds.

The district does not reveal the name of the school or gender of expelled students, so no other details were given.

The student was expelled through his or her 21st birthday, effectively barring them from returning to school.

The other expelled students were accused of:

-- Making threats toward district staff. This high school student was expelled through his or her 21st birthday but can apply for reinstatement during the fall 2015-16 school year.

To be reinstated, the student must get mental health counseling, attend an "alternative school," comply with probation, take prescribed medication and obey all laws.

If reinstated, he or she must continue counseling, continue to take prescribed medications, continue to comply with a case plan, continue mental health counseling, attend classes regularly and complete school work, among other conditions.

-- Two students were expelled for engaging in sexual activity while at school. Both high school students were expelled for the rest of the 2013-14 school year as well as the entire 2014-15 school year. They can apply for reinstatement for the fall 2014-15 school year if conditions for reinstatement are met.

Conditions for reinstatement are similar to those listed above.

-- Repeatedly refusing to obey school rules. This middle school student was expelled until age 21 but can apply for early reinstatement during the fall semester of the 2015-16 school year.

Conditions for reinstatement are similar to those listed above and also include submitting to the discretion of the district regarding school placement.

The five expulsions bring to 19 the total for the 2013-14 school year, compared with five expulsions at this time last year.

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