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House Committee Votes to Crack Down on Problem Students

House Committee Votes to Crack Down on Problem Students

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Students who continue to act out in the classroom may soon find themselves in a courtroom.

A measure that would send students who habitually act out in school to juvenile court passed a House committee yesterday.

Representative Eric Hutchings of Kearns -- who sponsors House Bill 286 --- says the bill targets kids who use school as a stage to perform, instead of a place to learn.

Under the bill, if a student is disciplined six or more times during the school year for being defiant, disruptive, disobedient or vulgar --- school officials can issue a citation and send them to the juvenile courts.

The bill would apply to students as young as 9.

The measure now heads to the House for consideration.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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