Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsStudent Expulsions
IN THE NEWS

Student Expulsions

FEATURED ARTICLES
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1994 | MIMI KO
About 20 college students and community activists on Friday protested the expulsion of three Golden West College students who were arrested two months ago for staging a sit-in at the campus. The demonstrators gathered outside Coast Community College District headquarters "We were kicked out of class and now we are being denied an education," said Lupe Lopez, 21, who spent two days in jail.
ARTICLES BY DATE
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2012 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles school district officials are moving to retake control of Birmingham Community Charter High School, citing numerous alleged problems at the campus that broke away from the system three years ago. L.A. Unified Supt. John Deasy has faulted the leaders of the Lake Balboa campus for allegedly mishandling student expulsions and services to disabled students and for failing to respond adequately to allegations of racial discrimination. School officials said they are looking into the allegations, but are aware of no major problems.
Advertisement
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1996 | From Associated Press
Two San Marcos High School students may be expelled for drawing a picture of a lynching and leaving it on the desk of the only black girl in their English class. The girls were suspended last week, more than a month after the incident. Authorities said they drew a picture of a black girl being lynched that included the phrase: "Every class should plant a tree. Here's our tree." Cheron Davison, 16, said she left the class Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 2003 | Allison Hoffman and Wendy Thermos, Times Staff Writers
Three high school students -- a sophomore girl and two junior boys -- have been expelled from an exclusive preparatory school in the Sepulveda Pass for allegedly making a sexually explicit video and distributing it on school grounds. The trio made the video last spring, when the girl was still a freshman, said Rennie Wrubel, head of Milken Community High School, which is affiliated with the Stephen S. Wise Temple. She said none of the three had records of disciplinary problems.
NEWS
November 21, 1999 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
This is a factory town, a union town, a town where folks have long been able to ask a stranger one question--labor or management?--and know much of what they needed to know. It is also a town laid low time and again by that divide. Now, after weeks of grueling debate over the expulsions of seven African American high school students for fighting, and over the ensuing protests led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, "Strike Town, U.S.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1993 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 15-year-old high school sophomore faces expulsion and criminal charges for carrying a loaded gun and a knife on the campus of Ocean View High School, officials said Friday. The teen-ager, a student at Westminster High School whose name was not released because of his age, reportedly was meeting his girlfriend at the school Thursday afternoon when teachers stopped him and discovered the weapons.
NEWS
November 8, 1996 | D. JAMES ROMERO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sneaking stuff into school has been a teenage rite of passage since James Dean ruled the silver screen. But in recent years parents have expressed fear that more than cigarettes are flowing into schools--that the tools of deadly crime and culture are making their way into the educational experience. Educators have responded by drawing up tighter rules--often under the heading of "zero tolerance"--that sometimes leave little room for innocent transgression.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1994 | DEBRA CANO
Fountain Valley School District principals may be asked to review and make recommendations on student expulsion cases under a proposal favored by some school board members. Under current policy, the Board of Trustees conducts expulsion hearings, but some members said they believe an administrative panel of school principals would be in a better position to make decisions about a student's academic future.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 1993 | BERT ELJERA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Isaac Ugay had been a consistent honor student, a star of the Brea-Olinda High School varsity soccer team and a member of the student government. He was described by the district superintendent as a model student. He was the smart kid on the block. That is, until Feb. 2, 12 days before his 16th birthday. That day, he said, he did something stupid. He said he pulled out a knife to scare away kids who have been harassing him because of his Filipino-Mexican ancestry.
NEWS
January 27, 1993 | MICHAEL ARNOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Naked Guy, a UC Berkeley junior who gained national notoriety last semester for his nude wanderings around the campus, has been expelled for refusing to wear "proper attire." Andrew Martinez, 19, had been temporarily suspended in November pending the outcome of a student conduct hearing--which he attended in the buff. He was informed in writing Saturday of the expulsion decision, which resulted from that hearing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Bar Assn. on Monday approved by a resounding margin a resolution opposing zero-tolerance policies in schools. School districts across the country have adopted the policies, with mandatory expulsions or suspensions for alcohol, drug and weapons offenses by students.
NEWS
February 20, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The American Bar Assn. on Monday approved by a resounding margin a resolution opposing zero-tolerance policies in schools. School districts across the country have adopted such policies, with mandatory expulsions or suspensions for alcohol, drug and weapons offenses by students.
NEWS
February 19, 2001 | JESSICA GARRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just a few years after zero-tolerance policies swept onto the nation's campuses in a fervor of anti-drug and anti-violence sentiment, some public schools are softening the rules. The changes have been prompted by a number of cases in which educators found that mandatory expulsions and suspensions were too harsh for relatively minor alcohol and weapons incidents. In Seattle, Boy Scouts were expelled for accidentally bringing their Scout knives to school.
NEWS
January 24, 2001 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cracking down on unprepared students, the California State University system kicked out about 2,000 students--more than 6% of last year's freshman class--for failing to master basic English and math skills within their first year of classes. Of those, 185 were at Cal State Fullerton, 7.7% of last year's freshmen on that campus.
NEWS
December 22, 2000 | From Associated Press
Six football players accused of sexually abusing at least three other students in a hazing ritual gone awry have been expelled from Yucca Valley High School. The board of the Morongo Unified School District announced the expulsions after a six-hour closed session Wednesday. Four of the students will be allowed to return to district classes March 5, provided they meet scholastic and counseling guidelines set by the board. The two others will be allowed to return in June.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 2000 | Tami Min, (714) 520-2509
Two elementary school students have been expelled for threatening fellow classmates with knives in separate incidents. Garden Grove Unified School District trustees voted unanimously to approve the expulsions, as recommended by the District Discipline Committee. Board members also voted last week to approve contracting with a private school in Lake Forest to provide services for some of the district's disabled students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1996 | DEBORAH BELGUM
An El Segundo Middle School student who was expelled for a semester for reportedly selling a bag of marijuana for $2 is taking his case to the Los Angeles County Board of Education to see if he can get back into school. Patrick Anderson, 12, was expelled for the fall semester after an eight-hour hearing on June 18 when a five-member panel heard testimony from students and administrators who said that Anderson bought a small amount of marijuana and resold it for $2.
SPORTS
October 9, 1992 | TOM HAMILTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Scoring touchdowns, making jump shots or hitting a curveball were always easy for Jacob Cuccia at Whittier Christian High School. Dealing with life off the athletic field was another story. Cuccia was a junior running back who routinely made headlines last season for Whittier Christian's high-powered offense. He led all running backs in Orange County after the eighth week with 1,292 yards and 17 touchdowns rushing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Three Los Alamitos High School students were expelled Monday in the wake of an incident last month in which some students took a prescription drug that caused them to pass out during class, officials said. Los Alamitos Unified School District trustees voted at their meeting Monday night to expel three of the eight students who may have been involved in the use, distribution or sale on campus of Soma, a muscle relaxant. Three students were hospitalized Oct.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2000 | KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The boxy Fullerton classroom resembles any other--rules posted on the wall and kids' sketches displayed prominently--until you read the students' goals for the year. Written in wobbly print and hung for all to see, the aspirations sound nothing like regular elementary school fodder--no dreams here of becoming a fireman or owning a puppy.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|