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Three New Richmond students expelled

After conducting three separate hearings Thursday, Oct. 24, the New Richmond School Board voted to expel three students for cases related to possession of a controlled substance on school grounds.

“There were three incidents of the same nature related to possession of controlled substances at school,” said Superintendent Jeff Moberg. “They were expulsion hearings because the nature of the infraction is at a level that it warrants a hearing with the board. We work hard to keep controlled substances out of our schools while also trying to balance the needs of kids.”

According to Moberg, the three students will get the chance to continue their education despite being expelled.

“They will have an opportunity to continue their education and possibly return,” Moberg said. “I don't know that it is any more or less than usual. We always try to be diligent in not having drugs on school property. I’m not seeing any more than usual.”

The three expulsion hearings were the first the school board has conducted so far this year and there have been no other major issues relating to weapons or drugs on school property, Moberg said.

“We want our schools to be safe places. It is absolutely not the place for chemicals or weapons of any kind,” Moberg said.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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