Board takes action to expel three students from high school

Posted December 11, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Clinton County Board of Education held a special call meeting last Thursday afternoon at the Central Office. Four of five board members, as well as Board Attorney Lindsey Bell were on hand.

There was only one item of business on the agenda, that being a closed session for a hearing “which may lead to the discipline or expulsion of students.”

After the meeting was called to order, the board immediately entered into closed session, which included some school personnel from the high school and some students who were apparently involved in the disciplinary hearing issue.

Following the closed session that lasted almost two hours, Board Attorney Bell announced that disciplinary action had been taken. That action included the expulsion of three high school students.

No further details on the matter was released as all three students involved are juveniles under the age of 18.

The meeting was then adjourned.

The regular meeting of the school board, which had been scheduled for this past Monday night, December 9, was cancelled. A special call meeting is expected to be held by the board later this month, with the next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, January 13 at 5 p.m. at the Central Office, which is open to the general public.