Newport News, VA asked in Education Law for Virginia

Q: A student faces a 1st offense drug use charge and has cooperated with the investigation and goes before the schools

Judicial committee and is suspended from school for 6 months. The student was not allowed to speak and the proceedings took 5 minutes. The policy is the college follows the Virginia State first offender laws. Is this a far outcome as a first time offender?

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: Is it fair? Well, it is certainly much better than being completely expelled, isn't it?

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