- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned the expulsion of a southern Minnesota high school student for having a pocket knife in her locker.

Alyssa Drescher was expelled in 2014 for the final six weeks of her junior year by the United South Central school board in Wells. She has said she left the knife in her purse by accident after doing chores on her boyfriend’s farm. It was found during an announced locker search.

The court said in ruling released Monday that the district should not have expelled Drescher because she didn’t willfully violate school policy, and didn’t endanger herself or others.

Drescher graduated this spring and will start this fall at Minnesota State University, Mankato. KARE-TV (https://kare11.tv/1CMF5ao ) reports she and her family appealed the expulsion in case it came up later when applying for jobs.

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Information from: KARE-TV, https://www.kare11.com


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