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When Can Schools Expel Students?

When Can Schools Expel Students?

Expelling a student should be a discipline of last resort, but it’s the first choice for some misconduct—like bringing a gun to school.

If school authorities are threatening to expel you or your child, it’s important to understand how the process works, what could happen, and what you can do to protect your rights. The details vary from state to state, but some general principles apply around the country.

"Students who’ve been expelled may find it nearly impossible to catch up in school, and they’re far more likely to drop out."

Expulsion is clearly the most serious kind of punishment a school can use. Students who’ve been expelled may find it nearly impossible to catch up in school, and they’re far more likely to drop out. Even if they don’t, the expulsion stays on their school record, following them to other educational institutions.