Pot’s the top reason for expulsions in Colorado, but number of students kicked out for drugs going down


For the first time, the Colorado Department of Education has broken out marijuana from student expulsion figures related to drugs — and during the most recent school year, pot was by far the leading reason for pupils being expelled.
This information is concerning to two experts with whom we communicated — but figures pertaining to suspensions and expulsions over the past decade show that while the overall trend is rising, the numbers have actually dropped the past couple of years. Denver Westword has the full story.