BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore City schools suspended 25 percent more students last year than they did the previous year.
The Baltimore Sun reports that nearly 8,500 students were suspended last year. That's up from 6,760 in the 2014-2015 school year.
City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises started in the position in July. She says the district is examining what lead to the increase under her predecessor, Gregory Thornton. She says the increase is "disconcerting."