The Butte school district will appeal the county superintendent’s ruling that allowed a Butte High student back into school after the district expelled him last fall.

After an hour-long closed meeting Friday afternoon, the trustees directed the district’s lawyer, Pat Fleming, to proceed with the district’s right to appeal County Superintendent Cathy Maloney’s ruling. In that ruling, issued earlier this week, Maloney allowed Kaedon Caprara back into public school after he was expelled last year for possessing marijuana within line of sight of school grounds, a violation of school policy. The appeal goes to the state’s Superintendent of Schools Denise Juneau.

Fleming will also address the recent writ of mandate that the Capraras asked for and were granted in Butte district court after Kaedon Caprara wasn’t allowed back into Butte High after Maloney’s ruling occurred. The hearing for the writ of mandate is Feb. 14.

Meanwhile, Caprara is back in school, officials said.

Fleming didn’t elaborate on what may be included in the appeal.

Reporter Piper Haugan: 496-5572, piper.haugan or

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