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Table 6
Number and percent of expulsions for GFSA violations shortened for non-disabled students on a case-by-case basis, 1997-98

State

Total number shortened

Number non-disabled shortened

Percentage non-disabled shortened

Data Caveats

Alabama

12

8

67%

 

Arizona

14

14

100%

 

Arkansas

16

12

75%

 

California

319

84

26%

 

Connecticut

4

3

75%

 

Delaware

0

0

--

 

District of Columbia

0

0

--

 

Florida

25

20

80%

 

Georgia

31

19

61%

 

Hawaii

3

3

100%

 

Idaho

21

17

81%

 

Illinois

7

3

43%

 

Indiana

28

21

75%

 

Iowa

18

16

89%

 

Kansas

11

7

64%

 

Kentucky

23

19

83%

 

Maine

5

2

40%

 

Maryland

37

16

43%

 

Massachusetts

26

21

81%

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

Minnesota

29

29

100%

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

Mississippi

2

2

100%

 

Missouri

19

19

100%

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

Montana

9

8

89%

 

Nevada

0

0

--

 

New Hampshire

2

1

50%

 

New Jersey

15

14

93%

 

New Mexico

4

4

100%

 

New York

32

20

63%

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

North Carolina

43

26

60%

The data shown here are estimates.

North Dakota

0

0

--

 

Ohio

61

42

69%

 

Oklahoma

6

5

83%

 

Oregon

66

49

74%

 

Pennsylvania

148

125

84%

 

Rhode Island

10

5

50%

 

South Carolina

19

13

68%

 

South Dakota

43

19

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

176

114

65%

 

Vermont

1

1

100%

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

163

124

76%

 

West Virginia

0

0

0%

 

Wisconsin

10

3

30%

 

Wyoming

0

0

0%

 
         

Puerto Rico

1

1

100%

 

American Samoa

0

0

0%

 

Guam

0

0

--

 

Northern Marianas

0

0

0%

 

Virgin Islands

0

0

0%

 
 

Total

1,459

909

62%

 

Number of states reporting:     48


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