Drill Team Leader May Get Expulsion Verdict Friday

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Aurora, Colo. (AP) A 17-year-old Drill Team Commander for the Young Marines may learn Friday whether she’ll be expelled for having the team’s mock rifles in her SUV in the school parking lot.

Marie Morrow was suspended and could be expelled from Cherokee Trail High School in the Denver suburb of Aurora under a state “zero-tolerance” law.

She went before an independent hearing officer Thursday. Her attorney, David Lane, says he expects a decision Friday.

Lane says school officials praised Morrow but said their hands were tied by state law. Cherry Creek School District officials say they can’t comment.

Morrow is a senior with a 3.5 grade-point average and hopes to attend a military service academy. The Young Marines is a youth leadership program of the Marine Corps League.

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