Colorado 3rd Highest In US for Student Suspensions

New federal data shows Colorado has the third highest rate in the country of students suspended for at least a day.

That rate here was a little more than 7,000 students per 100,000 for the school year 2013-2014. Only the District of Columbia and Rhode Island had higher rates.

Many more Colorado students were suspended for illicit drug use than in the nation's capital, however -- 783 compared to 253. In fact, Colorado has the fourth highest suspension rate for drug use. It also had the third highest rate in the nation for suspension for violent incidents.