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Board upholds suspension of student who had BB gun during virtual class

4th grade virtual learner suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom
4th grade virtual learner suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom(WVUE)
Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 5:57 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Jefferson Parish Public School Board has refused to overturn the suspension of a fourth grader who had a BB gun in his home during virtual learning.

The board voted not to remove Ka’mauri Harrison’s suspension from his record. However, it dropped it from a six to a three-day suspension.

Harrison’s case has gained national attention. He was suspended after he moved a BB gun in his room during a virtual learning session.

Amid the controversy, state lawmakers passed a bill that requires all school districts in the state to revamp discipline policies considering expanded distant learning.

The family sued the school system in October.

FOX 8 reached out to Harrison’s attorney for a statement but have not heard back yet.

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