School Board Expels Student For Maximum Term

School Board Expels Student For Maximum Term

photo - Concerned parent Kelly Yochum, right, inquires about school safety procedures during an April 9 special meeting of the Columbia School Board. School Superintendent Gina Segobiano, left, are among the officials sitting around the meeting table.

By Bethany Prange
The Columbia School Board voted unanimously on April 9 to expel a student for two years for “egregious conduct.” The expulsion comes after the student allegedly made verbal and online threats last month against other students at Columbia High School. The board of education held a special meeting on April 9 in which board members went into an hour-long executive session to review the student’s conduct.

The student, whose name has not been publicly released by the school because he is under the age of 16, will be expelled from April 11, 2018 to April 11, 2020. This is the maximum level of consequence the school district can impose on a student, according to Superintendent Gina Segobiano.

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