School district mum on expulsion details
JANESVILLE--Officials won’t say whether a student was sending bullying messages, taking embarrassing photos or otherwise threatening someone’s safety or privacy, but a student has been expelled for “inappropriate use” of a cell phone.
The offense happened at a school-sponsored event, and school district administrators dealt with it. But on the advice of legal counsel, the school district won’t be saying anything more, said Student Services Director Yolanda Cargile.
Cargile said revealing more information could infringe on the rights of the expelled student or the victim. Cargile would not explain how those rights might be violated.
The district routinely does not reveal the identity of an expelled student, the school that the student attended, the student’s grade or even the gender.
The only identifying information released was that the student was of middle school age.
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