State Rep. Darlene Senger says she plans to introduce a bill that would allow school boards to remove from school any student charged with a felony and awaiting legal proceeding, and place them in an alternative school program until the matter is resolved.
The proposal comes in response to an incident at Gregory Middle School where two students are charged with sexually assaulting a classmate. Because the students have not been convicted of any crime, the accused and the alleged victim still attend the same school. The parents of the alleged victim and other community members have asked the district to move the accused to a different school.
Board President Mark Metzger said there is nothing the school could do under current law, but many district residents believe the district already has all the authority it needs to make a change.
Do you approve of this proposed law? Is it necessary? How do you feel about the district's handling of the situation?