The 74 Million: The Mandatory-Expulsion Maze

 
 

Giving a Friend an Adderall Derailed an Honor Student’s Academic Career. He’s Not the Only One

Mandatory-expulsion laws vary from state to state, and many students do not know about them until they have committed an offense — wittingly or unwittingly. But once expulsion happens, students describe a jarring transition from a world where teachers and principals make subjective calls based on the kid’s past and overall character to a legalistic process of statutes and protocols that can leave them high and dry.