State law requires a local or regional board of education to expel a student for carrying certain weapons without a permit or using a weapon to commit a crime. Under this law, firearms are considered any weapon that can expel a projectile by explosive, which includes explosives and poison gases. Deadly weapons are also covered by the mandatory expulsion law. Deadly weapons include a weapon from which a shot can be discharged, a switchblade or knife, or metal knuckles. A student might even be expelled for carrying a dangerous instrument which might include anything, under the circumstances in which it is used, can cause death or serious injury, including an attack dog or a vehicle.
If you have any questions related to education law in Connecticut, please contact Joseph C. Maya, Esq. at (203) 221-3100 or e-mail him directly at JMaya@Mayalaw.com.