LA HABRA : Schools to Expel Any Carrying Weapons

La Habra City School District board members last week gave final approval to revisions in a policy that prohibits students from bringing weapons to school.

Before the board’s vote, students who violated the policy could face expulsion. Now violators will be expelled.

“We have no choice now,” board member Antonio Valle Jr. said. “If (students) have guns, they will be expelled even if we think they are good kids.”

Added board President Nancy S. Zinberg: “The students have the choice. They don’t have to violate” the rule.


Two students have already been expelled since school began this year, district officials said: an 11-year-old for threatening to use a knife to hurt other children and a 13-year-old for carrying a knife hidden in a hand brace.