2012 House Bill 5738

Repeal mandatory expulsion of violent students

Introduced in the House

June 14, 2012

Introduced by Rep. Thomas Stallworth (D-8)

To repeal the law that requires public schools to expel a student who commits a physical assault against a school employee or other student. The bill changes the law to say “may expel” instead of “shall expel.” It also requires schools to undertake additional procedures before suspending or expelling a student “guilty of gross misdemeanor or persistent disobedience,” and requires county social service agencies to take specified actions with students who are expelled for bringing a gun to school.

Referred to the Committee on Education