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Girls expelled from Mojave HS after shooting

Posted at 6:17 PM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 21:17:20-05

A local parent is furious after her daughters were reportedly expelled following the shooting of another student near Mojave High School.

16-year-old Taylor Brantley was shot and killed near the school earlier this month. Now, two students have been expelled and there could be more.

Maleeka Harris says her two daughters were kicked out of school because they witnessed what happened and didn't go straight home after school.

Harris says that her daughters were not involved in any sort of physical altercation and were not arguing. She says that they were just there.

She says that the school told her that her daughters "contributed" to actions that led to Brantley's death.

A spokesperson for the Clark County School District says that she could not comment on individuals associated with the investigation into Brantley's death.

Harris says she is frustrated because her daughters have not seen a grief counselor. She says that one of her girls called 911 when Brantley was shot.

The district says before a student is recommended for expulsion, evidence and facts are thoroughly examined and the student's previous disciplinary history is reviewed.

Expulsion recommendations are made on a case-by-case basis. A student's academic needs and prior disciplinary record are examined during the expulsion process.
There is an appeals process available to parents who want to contest the expulsion.