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I made a statement at HS not to come to school Wednesday I…

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I made a statement...

I made a statement at HS not to come to school Wednesday I have a gun....can I be expelled for this reason

Lawyer's Assistant: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Yes it was videoed on Snapchat, taken to the police, the police came to my my home and investigated with myself and parents. We had a meeting with the principal of the school and he said I would have to go in from of the School Board for possible expulsion from school

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I don't believe so

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. Yes, you could be expelled for this reason. A student may be expelled for a wide range of misconduct, such as:

  • Disobeying school staff
  • Leaving the school without permission
  • Being caught with cigarettes or lighters
  • Damaging school property
  • Using pagers or cell phones without permission
  • Gambling
  • Fighting
  • Forgery
  • Cheating or copying the work of another student or other source
  • Bullying, or using threats, intimidation, or violence
  • Gang activity
  • Turning on the fire alarm when there is no fire
  • Making bomb threats
  • Arson
  • Stealing or bringing stolen goods to school
  • Using or bringing fireworks to school
  • Inappropriate sexual conduct

The school board decides when and for how long to expel a student. However, an expulsion cannot be longer than 2 years in Illinois. Even though this did not occur in school, it did pertain to school and was using threats to try to keep someone else from going to school. So it's clearly something that they would be within their discretion to expel for. The best case scenario would be (if you're going to have a hearing) throw yourself at the mercy of the board. If it can be argued that it was in jest, do so, and say that you have certainly learned you lesson about what to joke about and what to be serious about. If it was serious, say that you're willing to go to any sort of counseling, anger management, etc... But to answer your question, yes, you can be expelled for this reason.

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