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Proposed rule on barring risky students delayed.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A rule that would let North Carolina community colleges bar admission to students who appear to pose a threat likely will not take effect until next year.

The state's Rules Review Commission acknowledged that it received at least 10 letters objecting to the community college board's vote shortly after an Arizona congresswoman was wounded and six others killed. The suspect had been suspended from his community college for bizarre behavior.

The country's third-largest community college system admits everyone but wanted an exception to exclude those who appear to pose an "imminent and significant threat."

Disabilities advocates and the ACLU worried how community college campuses would decide who fits the description.

The rule now won't take effect until July 2012 unless the governor or General Assembly orders otherwise.
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Publication:Community College Week
Date:Apr 4, 2011
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