IPS expels student over stun gun

A 17-year-old boy who said he took a stun gun to school to protect himself from bullies who tormented him because he was gay has been expelled. Indianapolis Public Schools issued a statement Tuesday confirming the expulsion of Darnell Young from Arsenal Technical High School through the fall semester. Young’s mother said she gave her son the stun gun because he was often bullied at school for wearing female apparel. IPS said in the statement that it offers anti-bullying programs and support through the Gay Straight Alliance, but has a no-tolerance policy regarding weapons.

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