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Three Janesville students are first expelled this year

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FRANK J. SCHULTZ
October 25, 2007
— The Janesville School Board expelled three high school students Tuesday, the first to be expelled this school year. They are:

-- A student accused of negligently handling burning materials on school grounds, expelled through the end of 2008 summer school. He or she may apply for early reinstatement starting with the second semester in January 2008 after continuing counseling at a licensed facility and complying with treatment recommendations. If reinstated early, this student may be restricted to school grounds for lunch and must maintain satisfactory behavior.


-- Another student accused of negligently handling burning materials on school grounds, in a separate incident, according to Student Services Director Karen Schulte. This student was expelled through the end of the 2008-09 school year. She or he may apply for early reinstatement starting with the second semester in January 2008 after attending the Truancy Abatement and Transitional Education program, if space is available, and completing the Prime for Life anti-drug course. If reinstated early, this student must maintain satisfactory behavior, attendance and schoolwork.


Schulte would not describe the burning incidents, saying only that they had to do with students using a lighter or matches—something they shouldn’t have in school to begin with—in an unsafe manner.


-- A student accused of possessing a knife with a 3-inch locking blade on school grounds, expelled through the end of the school year. She or he may apply for early reinstatement starting in the second semester. To do so, the student “must fully cooperate with staff and earn their recommendation to be returned to school.” If reinstated early, the student must maintain satisfactory behavior, attendance and schoolwork.



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