Troy student won't be expelled in pellet gun case
December 15, 2006
By Ken O’Brien STAFF WRITER
JOLIET — A Troy Middle School student will be home schooled instead of being expelled for gun possession
Ryan Morgan said that on Nov. 15 he and another student heard that a gun had been stashed in a boys bathroom, finding it in a garbage can. Morgan reportedly put the gun in his pocket and then handed it over to an assistant principal about 10 minutes later in a cafeteria.
Audrey Morgan said her son tried to do the “right thing.” The couple asked the board to give their son a 10-day suspension instead of sending him to an alternative school.
The board spent about three hours in closed session and then in public session voted unanimously for the home-schooling option. Izzo said administrators were bound by state law to bring an expulsion recommendation to the board.
When Ryan Morgan arrived home that day, he did not know that “he had been expelled,” she said. He provided “all the information that lead to the arrest of the other boy.”
Life is stranger than fiction. Don't you just love to see you tax payer dollars at work. I hope the boy has a good experience at home and never goes back to school.
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