Student facing drug charges expelled
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Eureka Springs School Board held a closed disciplinary hearing Wednesday night and returned to vote to expel a student for the rest of the semester.
Neither the student nor anyone representing her were at the hearing, so the board closed it to the public.
The juvenile student, a freshman at the high school, was arrested Jan. 27 for being in possession of a controlled substance, with intent to deliver.
The student was in possession of a grocery bag full of allegedly marijuana-laced brownies packaged in baggies, with the names of other students on them as would-be buyers.
Police found a bag of suspected marijuana in the student's jacket pocket as well.
She was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
High school principal Kathryn Lavender said there had been around 10 suspensions of varying lengths of students related to the incident.
Board president Charles Templeton said after the meeting the suspension is only for the rest of the semester and does not affect summer school or next school year.