Student allegedly responsible for MCC bomb threat expelled

December 19, 2018

SCOTTVILLE — The student allegedly responsible for the Nov. 30 bomb threat at Mason County Central Middle School has been expelled from all Michigan schools following an MCC Board of Education ruling Monday.

The school board went into closed session to discuss disciplinary measures concerning the student, at the request of the student’s parent or guardian.

MCC Superintendent Jeff Mount said prior to Monday’s meeting that the board would definitely pursue either expulsion or long-term suspension. In the end, the boar voted unanimously in favor of expulsion.

“It’s permanent expulsion, which by school code, is from all schools in the state of Michigan for a 180-day minimum,” Mount said. “You can possibly be reinstated after a 180-day period… but it’s for all schools in the state.”

Mount said he “strongly recommended” the student continue to show academic progress using an online program called Michigan Virtual. If the student shows academic progress, meets any recommendations of the court system and presents the required letters of recommendation and character references, Mount said the district might consider reinstating the student after the 180-day period.

Read the full story in Tuesday’s Ludington Daily News print and e-Editions.

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