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Officials to help student finish education despite possible expulsion

If you're caught bringing a gun to school, it's a minimum federal requirement you stay out of the school system for one calendar year. If you're caught bringing a gun to school, it's a minimum federal requirement you stay out of the school system for one calendar year.
ARAB, AL (WAFF) -

Arab school officials said they plan to work with a student to help him finish his high school education as they continue seeking to have him expelled for bringing a shotgun on campus.

A federal "zero tolerance policy" is making it difficult for any school district to consider any other punishment.

If you're caught bringing a gun to school, it's a minimum federal requirement you stay out of the school system for one calendar year, meaning you can't transfer to another school district.  However, school officials say there are some things you can do to help continue your education.

School leaders think he forgot it was in his car, and educators hope to help him finish school.

Guntersville Superintendent Dr. Dale Edwards said if expelled, a student can turn to homeschooling, go to a private school, complete work online, or in some instances a school system can facilitate instruction off campus.

"Students have to understand that the law is out there, and they've got to follow that.  No guns are allowed at school.  It's as simple as that," said Edwards.

Edwards said the bottom line is there is a zero tolerance for bringing a gun to school and that means zero tolerance.

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