Juvenile Justice Gone Awry: Expulsion Statutes Unjustly Deny Educational Rights to Students

Anthony H. Mansfield
1996 CUNY Law Review  
Howard, a seventeen year old senior, had sold cocaine to undercover officers on three occasions. Two to three weeks following the last incident, the officers arrested Howard while he was at school. Approximately one month after the incident, Howard was expelled from school. None of the sales were alleged to have occurred on school property or at a school sponsored event.' Jane Doe was expelled from school based on her admission that she was in possession of a lipstick case containing a one and
more » ... ne-quarter inch blade. The school became aware of the blade when they noticed bandages on Doe's wrist which were present because she had attempted suicide. Another student had told the teacher that Doe should show the lipstick knife. Upon doing so, Doe was suspended and a hearing was held which determined that she should be expelled. 2
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