Phillip Leon M. v. Greenbrier County Board of Education

In Phillip Leon M. v. Greenbrier County Board of Education, 199 W. Va. 400, 484 S.E.2d 909 (1996), the student also had a gun at school, and was also expelled for a year, but we were asked to address a different issue. In that case the Court examined whether or not the state had to provide some sort of alternative education for students expelled under the Safe Schools Act, and held: The "thorough and efficient" clause of Article XII, Section 1 of the West Virginia Constitution requires, the creation of an alternative program for pupils suspended or expelled from their regular educational program for a continuous period of one year for the sole reason of possessing a firearm or other deadly weapon at an educational facility.