Student expelled after attack on freshman

WAYLAND, Mich. - A student from Wayland Union High School was expelled for her alleged role in a videotaped attack of a freshman student, according to the Kalamazoo Gazette.

The Gazette reported that another freshman girl apparently participated in the attack, but that according to the district's superintendent, the girl could not be disciplined by the district because she had moved away. The two girls, however, have reportedly been charged with aggravated assault and could face one year in a juvenile detention center and $1,000 in fines. Police have also investigated the student who held the camera during the attack, the Gazette reported.

The 14-year-old victim was cut and bruised. According to the Gazette, suspects told the police they did not agree with her support for gay rights.

Kalamazoo Gazette, "Wayland student expelled after attack on freshman," July 1, 2008

Michigan Education Report, "The three P's of school safety: parents, prevention, and police," Nov. 1, 2000