BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are working to rewrite the state’s student discipline laws after a Jefferson Parish fourth-grader was suspended because a teacher saw a BB gun in his bedroom during online classes held amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The Senate Education Committee backed the legislation without objection Monday, sending the bill by Rep. Troy Romero to the full Senate for debate. The House already has unanimously supported the measure by the Jennings Republican, which was sparked by the suspension of Ka’Mauri Harrison.