The Associated Press article WASHINGTON (AP) Some students who spent months at Woodland High School for disciplinary violations could be transferred to a different high school after a judge ruled Thursday they could be expelled.
The decision by a Washington state judge came after a state appeals court ordered the suspension of six students from Woodlavon High School in Tacoma, a district that also serves Woodland.
The district said the students’ expulsion would have to be put on hold pending a hearing by the Washington Attorney General’s Office.
The lawsuit was filed in May by three Woodland students and one student from Woodland’s second-grade school.
They are being represented by lawyers for their parents.
The three plaintiffs allege that the suspension was in retaliation for a dispute with a principal.
They say Woodland officials were concerned the students would not get along and took a hostile stance toward the students.
The parents of the students did not immediately respond to phone messages seeking comment.