MILES CITY — A Custer County District High School student has been expelled after being charged with having a loaded handgun at school.
The Unified Board of Trustees made the decision to expel Clint Parsons last Tuesday after deliberating behind closed doors.
Superintendent Keith Campbell said the board decided to expel Parsons based on Campbell's recommendation. He said it was a tough decision but there have to be consequences for taking a gun to school.
The 18-year-old Parsons faces a criminal-endangerment charge. Court records say Parsons told authorities he brought the .22-caliber handgun for protection Feb. 4 as a result of recent school shootings.
He faces a preliminary hearing on Feb. 21.