Student brings gun to school

Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 13, 2007

BOE hands down one-year expulsion

Staff Report

The Dallas County Board of Education expelled a Tipton Middle School student for bringing an unloaded gun to campus at a special called meeting on Friday.

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An expulsion hearing was held at the county superintendent’s office, where board members agreed the student will be expelled for at least one year, said Superintendent Dr. Fannie Major-McKenzie.

In other business:

McKenzie reminded the board of the Dallas County Professional Educational Support Association’s annual retirement and scholarship banquet on Tuesday, May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Carl Morgan Convention Center.

Graduation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 22 at Dallas County High School (7:30 p.m.), Keith High School (7 p.m.), and Southside High School (7:30 p.m.) Administrative Assistant Freeman Waller will attend Keith’s graduation, Administrative Assistant Don Willingham will attend Southside’s and McKenzie will attend Dallas County’s.

The board approved personnel leave requests and exhibits.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, May 31 at 6 p.m. in the commission chambers at the Dallas County Courthouse.