(04/25/2009)
The Calhoun Board of Education voted to expel three Calhoun Middle-High School students this week.

The expulsions could be linked to an incident that happened at the school on April 6th, where reports said three students ingested prescription medication and were taken to the hospital by ambulance for evaluation.

The names of students involved in such problems are always confidential.

Following a public information request to confirm the incident, Superintendent of Schools Roger Propst said, "An incident involving students ingesting prescription medication did occur and the students were transported to Minnie Hamilton Health System as a precaution, since parents were not immediately available when contacted by school officials."

During the first expulsion hearing, superintendent Propst recommended that a student be expelled from Calhoun County Schools for the remainder of the school year.

That student is not allowed on school property during this time for any reason with the exception of attending the Alternative Learning Center at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

The student must present the results of a drug test prior to re-enrollment. The motion carried as a 4-1 vote, with board member Mike Wilson opposing.

In a second expulsion hearing, the board approved superintendent Propst recommendation that the student be expelled from Calhoun County Schools for the remainder of the school year.

The student is not allowed on school property during this time for any reason with the exception of attending the Alternative Learning Center at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

The student must present the results of a drug test prior to re-enrollment. The motion carried unanimously.

A third student was expelled until the end of the 1st Semester of the 2010 school year. That student is not allowed on school property during this time for any reason with the exception of attending the Alternative Learning Center at Calhoun-Gilmer Career Center.

The student must present the results of a drug test prior to re-enrollment. The motion carried unanimously.

Calhoun Students Taken To Hospital After Prescription Injestion


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