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

Table 3
Number of students expelled for GFSA violations, by type of firearm, 1997-98

 

Type of Firearm

   

State

Handgun

Rifle

Other

Total

Data Caveats

Alabama

69

6

7

82

 

Alaska

10

5

2

17

 

Arizona

65

4

42

111

 

Arkansas

44

6

7

57

 

California

260

11

111

382

 

Colorado

22

2

52

76

 

Connecticut

7

0

2

9

 

Delaware

15

0

14

29

 

District of Columbia

4

0

0

4

 

Florida

113

7

33

153

 

Georgia

140

9

54

203

 

Hawaii

1

0

2

3

 

Idaho

20

10

12

42

 

Illinois

80

3

3

86

 

Indiana

53

4

5

62

 

Iowa

9

2

19

30

 

Kansas

15

6

12

33

 

Kentucky

59

2

11

72

 

Louisiana

10

0

17

27

 

Maine

4

0

1

5

 

Maryland

56

5

3

64

 

Massachusetts

23

NA

23

46

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

Minnesota

34

NA

11

45

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

Mississippi

32

14

1

47

 

Missouri

18

0

161

179

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

Montana

12

1

4

17

 

Nevada

25

0

11

36

 

New Hampshire

4

1

0

5

 

New Jersey

34

4

2

40

 

New Mexico

16

9

7

32

 

New York

45

4

42

91

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

North Dakota

1

0

0

1

 

Ohio

73

5

41

119

 

Oklahoma

14

3

0

17

 

Oregon

54

8

73

135

 

Pennsylvania

74

9

110

193

 

Rhode Island

7

3

0

10

 

South Carolina

72

8

5

85

 

South Dakota

5

4

40

49

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

285

44

95

424

 

Utah

8

1

0

9

 

Vermont

3

1

1

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

61

NA

38

99

Virginia does not differentiate between handguns and rifles.

Washington

151

24

15

190

 

West Virginia

14

3

0

17

 

Wisconsin

43

4

19

66

 

Wyoming

0

0

0

0

 

Puerto Rico

1

0

0

1

 

American Samoa

0

0

0

0

 

Guam

0

0

0

0

 

Northern Marianas

0

0

0

0

 

Virgin Islands

2

0

0

2

 

 

Total

2,167

232

1,108

3,507

 

Number of states reporting

52

     

Percent of expulsions by type of weapon:     89%

Data Notes:

Four states - Michigan, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Tennessee - were unable to provide GFSA expulsions broken out by type of firearm.

NA = Not available


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