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Table 7
Percentage of students expelled for GFSA violations referred to an alternate placement by state, 1997-98

State

Total expulsions

Referred

Percent referred

Data Caveats

Alabama

82

20

24%

 

Alaska

17

4

24%

 

Arizona

111

61

55%

 

Arkansas

57

17

30%

 

California

382

81

21%

 

Connecticut

9

8

89%

 

Delaware

29

6

21%

 

District of Columbia

4

0

0%

 

Florida

153

104

68%

 

Georgia

203

88

43%

 

Hawaii

3

1

33%

 

Idaho

42

6

14%

 

Illinois

86

65

76%

 

Indiana

62

9

15%

 

Iowa

30

12

40%

 

Kansas

33

9

27%

 

Kentucky

72

28

39%

 

Maine

5

2

40%

 

Maryland

64

52

81%

 

Massachusetts

46

25

54%

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

Minnesota

45

13

29%

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

Mississippi

47

6

13%

 

Missouri

179

13

7%

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

Montana

17

3

18%

 

Nebraska

11

10

91%

 

Nevada

36

31

86%

 

New Hampshire

5

1

20%

 

New Jersey

40

29

73%

 

New Mexico

32

5

16%

 

New York

91

22

24%

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

North Carolina

121

17

14%

The data shown here are estimates.

North Dakota

1

0

0%

 

Ohio

119

31

26%

 

Oklahoma

17

5

29%

 

Oregon

135

56

56%

 

Pennsylvania

193

41

21%

 

Rhode Island

10

1

10%

 

South Carolina

85

27

32%

 

South Dakota

49

18

37%

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

333

79%

 

Washington

190

171

90%

 

West Virginia

17

0

0%

 

Wyoming

0

0

--

 
 

Puerto Rico

1

0

0%

 

American Samoa

0

0

--

 

Guam

0

0

--

 

Northern Marianas

0

0

--

 

Virgin Islands

2

2

100%

 
 

Total

3,357

1,433

43%

 

Number of states reporting:     48

Data Notes:

The GFSA has provisions in place that allow local officials to refer expelled students to an alternative school or program.

Eight states - Colorado, Louisiana, Michigan, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin - were unable to provide information on the number of GFSA violations that were referred to an alternate placement.

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