Belleville West student expelled

Published at 11:03 a.m. on June 18, 2014 | Modified at 11:04 a.m. on June 18, 2014

Vantezz Carter was looking forward to his senior year of high school at Belleville West -- playing football, getting his grades up, going to prom and graduating. However, Carter, 18, of Belleville, won't be attending West this coming school year. He was expelled from Belleville School District 201 by the school board at its meeting Monday night, according to Carter and his family. Carter's expulsion stems from an incident earlier this month when he allegedly pointed an Airsoft-style handgun out the window of a vehicle parked at Belleville West High School. A parent saw Carter holding what appeared to be a weapon and called police. Carter said the five Airsoft-style handguns found by police were not his and were brought to the school by a friend. According to the Carter family, the friend who brought the guns received no punishment from the school board. Read more here:

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