MOUNT MORRIS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The 6-year-old boy accused of fatally shooting a first-grade classmate will be suspended from school for 90 days, officials say.
Beecher School District Superintendent Ira Rutherford recommended the three-month suspension in accordance with Michigan's school anti-weapons law, said Donald Bonato, a school attorney.
''The districts have no recourse on expelling if you bring a weapon to school. The statute is very clear,'' he said Wednesday.
Authorities say the boy killed 6-year-old Kayla Rolland on Feb. 29 after he brought a stolen .32-caliber handgun into class.
No criminal charges are expected against the boy, who authorities have said is too young to understand what happened. A 19-year-old man living at the house where the boy had been staying has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly leaving the gun around.
The boy, his 5-year-old sister and 8-year-old brother are in the temporary custody of their maternal aunt and are getting educational services at home.
A district official said the board likely would vote on the suspension on March 15, though the vote could be delayed until April. The parents could demand a hearing to challenge the suspension, Bonato said.
If the boy is suspended, it is not clear whether he would return to school afterwards.
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