Amanda Bynes is still interested in getting her degree from fashion school and has reportedly enrolled again at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM). As previously reported, the troubled 29-year-old actress was kicked out of the Los Angeles college last year after a student accused her of cheating on tests and paying others to do her homework.
According to TMZ, the former child star was ready to take her education seriously and decided to go back to school. A source told the site Bynes started classes last Thursday at FIDM and will have a bodyguard escort her around campus.
Bynes is said to be taking sketch classes because she wants to learn how to draw so she can create designs that can be turned into clothing. The "What I Like About You" actress first revealed her desire to go to fashion school in 2013, following a stint in rehab, saying she was interested in starting her own clothing line.
However, Bynes' schooling was cut short when FIDM booted her from campus last year. At the time, a student named Rachel Loritz told TMZ Bynes would often skip class, and when she did show up she was disruptive and would randomly start laughing out loud. Loritz also alleged that the actress was frequently high on weed, would argue with the professors and didn't do her own work.
In February, Bynes' attorney David Esquibias gave an update on the actress, telling "Access Hollywood" that she was "doing well” and will remain under the care of her mother, Lynn Bynes.