The case of a Henry County student expelled in 2014 for a fight has now reached the Georgia Supreme Court. It is the first time that court has heard a student disciplinary case, according to the attorney representing the student, whose claim of self-defense was upheld by a Superior Court judge as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Oral arguments were heard by the Georgia Supreme Court in mid-May in the case of “Henry County Board of Education vs. S.G.” and a ruling could come at any time in the next four to five months, according to Michael Tafelski of the Georgia Legal Services Program.
The student was in the second semester of her senior year when the incident occurred in January of 2014, after which she was expelled from Locust Grove High School and sent to the county’s alternative school to complete her high school career. After a Superior Court judge ruled in the student’s favor, the Henry County School System made the decision to appeal, continuing that course of action after the appellate court ruled against the district.
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