RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia students who are charged with crimes at school could point to learning and behavioral issues as a defense under a bill approved by the General Assembly.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Republican-controlled House voted 95-1 in support of the bill on Monday, sending it to Gov. Terry McAuliffe.
The measure would allow students to introduce records in a trial that show educational and behavioral issues as evidence of "diminished capacity." It applies only to misdemeanor offenses during school activities.