The Times West Virginian

January 4, 2013

Court: Expulsion of student stands

Over violation of Safe Schools Act

By Jessica Borders
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — The expulsion of a North Marion High School student for one school year stands following a hearing in Marion County Circuit Court.

On Sept. 10, during a hearing at the Central Office of Marion County Schools, Superintendent of Schools Gary Price recommended that the student be expelled for one school year for violation of the Safe Schools Act. The Marion County Board of Education members voted 5-0 to approve the recommendation.

Kathleen Lawson, parent of the minor, filed a petition for writ of mandamus through her attorney, Kevin Tipton of Tipton Law Offices, requesting that the court order the board of education to reinstate her child as a student at North Marion.

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