Earlier this month we reported on the expulsion of Chandler Helms, the South Carolina teen who had forgotten the fishing knife in the back of his pickup truck at school. Superintendent Kelly Pew and Deputy Superintendent Tony Cox issued a typically boilerplate excuse for trying to ruin the boy’s life.
His expulsion has now been overturned.
From the Charlotte Observer:
The district’s policy states if weapons brought to school are intended to be used to cause bodily harm it will result in expulsion. The weapons include knives, blackjacks, brass knuckles, razors, and more.
Monday night, the Rock Hill School Board ruled that Helms can return to the school district but must finish his junior year at an alternative school. Helms will reportedly be able to return to Northwestern High School for his senior year.
“(I’m) just relieved knowing that he’s going to be able to continue his education and with this expulsion lifted he’ll be able to carry out his dreams of being in the coast guard, in the military, where something like an expulsion on his record could have really hurt his chances,” explained Pruitt.