Lewd texts cited in Janesville expulsion

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Thursday, February 16, 2012
— The Janesville School Board expelled three students Tuesday, including a middle school student accused of sending lewd and sexually harassing text messages.

The victim of the offensive cellphone messages was a district employee, said Yolanda Cargile, director of at-risk and multicultural programs for the district.

The student accused of sending the messages was expelled through the end of summer school in 2013 but could apply for early reinstatement starting next fall.

To be reinstated early, the student would have to undergo a mental health assessment and comply with treatment, take prescribed medicines and comply with conditions of probation if placed on probation.

Once back in school, the student would have to continue with those conditions and maintain satisfactory attendance, grades and behavior.

The others expelled were:

-- A high school student, accused of threatening the school and a police officer, expelled through the end of 2013 summer school.

The student can apply for reinstatement as early as fall 2012 after completing a mental health assessment, participating in treatment, taking prescribed medicines and complying with conditions of probation if placed on probation.

Upon returning to school, the student would be required to comply with conditions noted above.

-- A middle school student, accused of possessing marijuana on school grounds, who was expelled through his or her 21st birthday.

This student could apply for reinstatement in fall 2012 if he or she continues with drug and mental health counseling, participates in treatment, takes prescribed medicines, breaks no laws and complies with conditions of probation if placed on probation.

If reinstated, this student must maintain complete sobriety as well as the conditions listed above.

This brings to five the number of expulsions this school year, compared with seven at this time last year.

Last updated: 7:42 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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