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Table 5
Number and percent of expulsions for GFSA violations shortened on a case-by-case basis, 1997-98

State

Total expulsions

Total number shortened

Overall percent shortened

Data Caveats

Alabama

82

12

15%

 

Alaska

17

4

24%

 

Arizona

111

14

13%

 

Arkansas

57

16

28%

 

California

382

319

84%

 

Delaware

29

0

0%

 

District of Columbia

4

0

0%

 

Florida

153

25

16%

 

Georgia

203

31

15%

 

Hawaii

3

3

100%

 

Idaho

42

21

50%

 

Illinois

86

7

8%

 

Indiana

62

28

45%

 

Iowa

30

18

60%

 

Kansas

33

11

33%

 

Kentucky

72

23

32%

 

Louisiana

27

22

81%

 

Maine

5

5

100%

 

Maryland

64

37

58%

 

Massachusetts

46

26

57%

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

Minnesota

45

29

64%

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

Missouri

179

19

11%

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

Montana

17

9

53%

 

Nebraska

11

6

55%

 

Nevada

36

0

0%

 

New Hampshire

5

2

40%

 

New Jersey

40

15

38%

 

New Mexico

32

4

13%

 

New York

91

32

35%

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

North Carolina

121

43

36%

The data shown here are estimates.

North Dakota

1

0

0%

 

Ohio

119

61

51%

 

Oklahoma

17

6

35%

 

Oregon

135

66

49%

 

Pennsylvania

193

148

77%

 

Rhode Island

10

10

100%

 

South Carolina

85

19

22%

 

South Dakota

49

43

88%

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

424

176

42%

 

Vermont

5

1

20%

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."

Washington

190

163

86%

 

West Virginia

17

0

0%

 

Wisconsin

66

10

15%

 

Wyoming

0

0

--

 
         

Puerto Rico

1

1

100%

 

American Samoa

0

0

--

 

Guam

0

0

--

 

Northern Marianas

0

0

--

 

Virgin Islands

2

0

0%

 
 

Total

3,399

1,485

44%

 

Number of states reporting:      49

Data notes:

The GFSA includes provisions that authorize the LEA chief administering officer to modify any GFSA expulsion on a case-by-case basis (for example by shortening the expulsion to less than one year)

Seven states - Colorado, Connecticut, Michigan, Mississippi, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia - were unable to provide information on the number of GFSA violations shortened on a case-by-case basis.


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