Rachel Loritz, a classmate of Bynes’ at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, claimed that Bynes was known to cheat and show up high on marijuana. “Amanda often ditched classes ... but even when she showed up, she was clearly high, and not good at hiding it ... she almost always wore sunglasses and laughed out loud at inappropriate times,” Loritz told TMZ.
Lortiz also said that the “She’s The Man” star paid other students to do her work, but Loritz declined Bynes' offer.
Reports of her expulsion come just after the star’s arrest. She was arrested at 3 a.m. on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles and charged with a misdemeanor DUI. She was then released from the Van Nuys police station on $15,000 bail around 12:45 p.m. the same day. The actress is reportedly set to return to court on Oct. 23.
But this isn’t Bynes’ first DUI. In 2012, the actress was charged with a DUI after she allegedly sideswiped a police cruiser in West Hollywood. In February, those charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. However, Bynes is still on her three-year probation stemming from that plea deal.
Bynes’ latest DUI happened just after her mother’s conservatorship ended. Lynn Bynes’ conservatorship over her daughter ended on Sept. 10, according to E Online. Her mother was granted conservatorship after the actress allegedly started a fire in a neighbor’s driveway. The actress announced that she looking at fashion schools shortly after the conservatorship began.