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student suspended for BB gun in bedroom testifies before House Committee

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 12:55:21-04

A Jefferson Parish student is testifying at the House Education Committee.

Ka’Mauri Harrison is advocating for HB93 that would require school districts across the state to write policies for virtual learning.

The fourth-grader was suspended after he was seen moving a BB gun in his bedroom during a virtual school lesson.

The school system said it was a violation of its policy forbidding weapons at school or school functions. Ka'Mauri was recommended for expulsion but served a six-day suspension. His family requested an appeal but they were denied by the school system. Now the weapons charge is part of his permanent school record.

Attorney General Jeff Landry, who has met with the family and opened an investigation into the incident in late September.

The family is now suing the school system.