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December 11, 2011 12:01 AM

Are strict suspension rules hurting students?

As he waited for a disciplinary appeal hearing to begin this fall, the sixth-grade student began sobbing. He was barely 11 years old. He was slated to be expelled again — for a year — from his elementary school district, this time for alleged sexual battery and obscenity. The offense: "Slapping a girl on the buttock and running away laughing."

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