A r c h i v e d  I n f o r m a t i o n

Table 2
Number of students expelled for GFSA violations, by school level, 1997-98

 

School Level

   

State

Elemen-tary

Junior high

Senior high

Total

Data Caveats

Alabama

4

26

52

82

 

Alaska

0

5

12

17

 

Arizona

21

49

41

111

 

Arkansas

4

22

31

57

 

California

31

116

235

382

 

Colorado

9

30

37

76

 

Connecticut

2

3

4

9

 

Delaware

13

4

12

29

 

District of Columbia

0

1

3

4

 

Florida

5

43

105

153

 

Georgia

12

84

107

203

 

Hawaii

0

3

0

3

 

Idaho

4

13

25

42

 

Illinois

6

31

49

86

 

Indiana

6

16

40

62

 

Iowa

4

6

20

30

 

Kansas

3

10

20

33

 

Kentucky

5

31

36

72

 

Louisiana

3

10

14

27

 

Maine

2

2

1

5

 

Maryland

2

29

33

64

 

Massachusetts

1

14

31

46

For 1997-98, 11 districts were unable to provide information on the number of expulsions that were referred to an alternate placement.

Minnesota

2

23

20

45

The information shown for 1997-98 under handguns is actually handguns and rifles/shotguns combined.

Mississippi

2

16

29

47

 

Missouri

26

65

88

179

For 1997-98, the reported figures may include other weapons such as knives, air guns, or brass knuckles.

Montana

3

5

9

17

 

Nebraska

2

1

8

11

 

Nevada

1

16

19

36

 

New Hampshire

0

1

4

5

 

New Jersey

3

15

22

40

 

New Mexico

3

7

22

32

 

New York

1

35

55

91

The data reported for 1997-98 represent 78 percent of all LEAs. All 5 of the largest LEAs are included.

North Carolina

7

43

71

121

The data shown here are estimates

North Dakota

0

1

0

1

 

Ohio

13

36

70

119

 

Oklahoma

0

2

15

17

 

Pennsylvania

50

41

102

193

 

Rhode Island

2

7

1

10

 

South Carolina

4

32

49

85

 

South Dakota

7

2

35

44

Five unidentified firearms violations were not available by grade. They are included in the total by type of firearm under "other" and in the overall total but are not included in the totals by grade.

Texas

33

136

255

424

 

Utah

2

2

5

9

 

Vermont

0

2

3

5

Included in the 5 reported 1997-98 incidents is a case where one student brought 2 guns (a handgun and a hunting rifle). This was counted as one incident under "handgun."

Virginia

7

32

60

99

Virginia does not differentiate between handguns and rifles.

Washington

22

60

108

190

 

West Virginia

2

7

8

17

 

Wisconsin

10

27

29

66

 

Wyoming

0

0

0

0

 
           

Puerto Rico

0

0

1

1

 

American Samoa

0

0

0

0

 

Guam

0

0

0

0

 

Northern Marianas

0

0

0

0

 

Virgin Islands

0

0

2

2

 

 

Total

339

1,162

1,998

3,499

 

Number of states reporting:

53

 

Percent of expulsions reported by school level:      89%

Data notes:

Three states - Michigan, Oregon, and Tennessee - were unable to provide GFSA expulsions broken out by school level.

NA = Not available


-###-
[Return to Introduction and Overviews]