Report: More Than 2,300 Durham Students Suspended During First Half Of School Year
Posted January 23, 2004 3:36 a.m. EST
DURHAM, N.C. — There is some discouraging news for Durham middle and high school students.
According to a recent report by
Durham Public Schools
, more than 2,300 middle and high school students served one or more suspensions in the first half of the school year, which is a 52 percent increase over the same period last year.
The report states that black students were suspended at a higher rate that white students.
Officials say about 57 percent of students at Durham public schools are black, but they account for 80 percent of suspensions.