Barnes v. Zaccari: A Public University Cannot Expel a Student Without Offering a Due Process Hearing

June 4, 2012

Without a doubt, American colleges and universities have become more vigilant about identifying mentally ill students in the wake of the Virginia Tech massacre and the shooting spree in Tucson by alleged shooter Jared Loughner, a former community college student.  Across the country, colleges are creating behavioral intervention teams made up of faculty and staff to identify and evaluate students who appear to be mentally unstable. The primary goal of this heightened vigilance is to protect campus communities from mentally unstable students who might be dangerous to themselves or others...

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