• According to the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, students may be expelled for possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, school buses, or at school events.  Pursuant to the law, the incident will be reported, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools, who shall file copies of the report with the Chief of Police, Department of Social Services, and the School Committee.  The student shall be referred to a counseling program. The Dedham School Committee considers a weapon any item that could inflict harm to an individual. (See Appendix B, State Laws, Expulsion.)