02/13/2012 03:31 pm ET Updated Apr 14, 2012

School Suspensions Not Uncommon For D.C.'s Elementary School Students

Thousands of elementary students were suspended from public schools last year in Washington and its suburbs, some of them so young that they were learning about out-of-school discipline before they could spell or multiply.

Those sent home for their behavior included kindergartners in nearly every area school system -- 94 in Prince George's County, 74 in Fairfax County, 61 in Anne Arundel County, 50 in the D.C. school system, 38 in Prince William County and 22 in Montgomery County.

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