The highest court in Massachusetts has overturned a judge who reinstated a student who was expelled after another student identified him as the supplier of a $10 marijuana cookie.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Wednesday that a lower court judge abused his discretion when he ordered the student back to Weston High School.
The high court found that instead of evaluating whether the school superintendent’s decision was proper, the judge wrongly chose to “fashion his own remedy” for the student’s alleged misconduct.
The SJC sent the case back to Superior Court and ordered a new hearing before a different judge.
An attorney for the school superintendent said school officials don’t plan to use the SJC’s ruling to expel the student again. But he said they do believe the incident should remain on his disciplinary record.
– Article from The Boston Globe.