The Lewiston School Board has expelled an eighth-grade student who made a bomb threat earlier this year.
The expulsion became public for the first time Monday when the board approved the minutes from the Jenifer Junior High School student’s August 28th expulsion hearing. The student made the bomb threat May 24th. After being interviewed on the day of the incident by the Lewiston Police Department, the student was arrested on suspicion of making a false report of explosives in a public place.
The school board’s action bans the student from all Lewiston School District venues until January. The student must complete several requirements in order to return, including writing a letter to the board reflecting on changes he has made since his expulsion.
The bomb threat was one of several made last school year.
A 17-year-old Lewiston High School student was arrested in June for allegedly making a similar threat, and a fourth-grader who made a threat at an elementary school in February was ordered by the board to complete a disciplinary program. (Lewiston Tribune)