Expulsion for Off-Campus Offense Hits Speed Bump

October 7, 2015

By Bob Unruh at WND

Just as Congress has begun taking an interest in how universities handle sexual-assault charges, a state court in Kansas has ruled that schools are not law-enforcement agencies, and if an offense takes place off-campus, it stays off-campus.

WND reported Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., declared at a congressional hearing that colleges should expel students even if they are only suspected of misbehaving.

“If there are 10 people who have been accused, and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, it seems better to get rid of all 10 people,” he said during the hearing. “It certainly seems reasonable that a school for its own purposes might want to use a preponderance of evidence standard, or even a lower standard...

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