Judge reverses expulsion of students over MySpace gun photo

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A judge has ordered the reinstatement of four Belleville High School students who were expelled after photos of them with what appeared to be guns, drugs and piles of cash appeared on MySpace.com.

Van Buren Public Schools Superintendent Pete Lazaroff has said that the photos shown on the social networking Web site were taken after a limo picked the students up from a school dance.

Wayne County Circuit Judge Cynthia Stephens criticized the district for failing to keep a record of the closed Nov. 3 disciplinary hearing that led to the expulsions.

She says the schools can hold a new hearing. But they must do so by Friday and must keep a record this time.

Belleville is about 25 miles west of Detroit.

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