LEROY\u00a0- Two Pine River High School students were permanently expelled for violating weapons and criminal sexual conduct laws of the school district. At a Oct. 26 Pine River Area Schools Special Board of\u00a0Education meeting, the board voted unanimously to permanently expel a\u00a017-year-old student for bringing a knife with a sharpened,\u00a0honed edge in excess of three inches onto school property during a home\u00a0athletic event. The board also voted unanimously to permanently expel student a 17-year-old student for criminal sexual conduct on school\u00a0property on at least one occasion. The district wishes to maintain a safe and orderly environment free from weapons,\u00a0drugs, alcohol, arson, bomb threats, sexual harassment, criminal sexual conduct and other items and activities which negatively impact the educational\u00a0environment and the ability of students to learn, said\u00a0PRAS Superintendent Matt Lukshaitis. "We all want our kids to be safe and we take that charge from our community and our parents seriously at Pine River Area Schools," Lukshaitis said. "It is important students understand school is no place for this type of behavior and there are serious consequences when rules, regulations or laws such as this one are broken." Lukshaitis\u00a0also asks parents to discuss the importance of the school weapons and\u00a0criminal sexual conduct law with their children. Weapons do not belong in the\u00a0hands of students at school, and school is not the place for sexual harassment\u00a0or sexual activity, he added.