Grovetown High student arrested

Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 5:31 PM
Last updated 5:49 PM
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 A Grovetown High School student was arrested this morning after he ran from school officials and police.

Tre Pierre Jenkins, 18, of Lake Forest Drive in Grovetown, was charged with simple battery, obstruction of an officer and disruption or interference with the operation of public school, according to Columbia County Detention Center records.  

Just before 10 a.m., school officials were trying to determine if Jenkins had drugs when he hit a counselor and assistant principal and ran from the school, according to Columbia County sheriff's Capt. Steve Morris. Jenkins ran into a nearby neighborhood, where police found him. He was arrested in a wooded area behind 2147 Sylvan Lake Drive.

Jenkins was being held in the detention center late this afternoon on a $3,300 bond, according to jail records.

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Boogaloo
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Boogaloo 09/16/10 - 06:08 pm
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He should try out for the

He should try out for the track team instead of the crack team.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 09/17/10 - 12:27 am
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So he will move from free

So he will move from free school to free jail - great!! He deserves a strong punishment for striking school officials doing their jobs. That being said, the principal and counselor had no business searching this 18 year old adult for drugs without the presence of CCBOE Campus Police.

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1CowboyFan 09/17/10 - 04:28 am
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Asitisinaug - I didn't read

Asitisinaug -
I didn't read anything about him being searched. Did you get any other info, or are you just assuming?

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 09/17/10 - 04:57 am
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He may be 18 but he is a

He may be 18 but he is a student and still has to obey ALL school rules.

caraslark
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caraslark 09/17/10 - 06:13 am
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Um, there are campus police

Um, there are campus police in Columbia County? I had no idea. But then again we're only in the middle school out here and the thugs haven't fully developed yet...

bentman
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bentman 09/17/10 - 07:18 am
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I understand the middle

I understand the middle schools now have FFA chapters - Future Felons of America.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 09/17/10 - 08:19 am
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Charge him, try him, convict

Charge him, try him, convict him, and send him to Big Boy Prison. Sooooooooeeeeeee.......Thug!

Chillen
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Chillen 09/17/10 - 08:28 am
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Grovetown is a rough high

Grovetown is a rough high school despite having a shiny new building. Word on the street is that they have some gang problems.

C2Soldier
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C2Soldier 09/17/10 - 08:33 am
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My daughter is in school

My daughter is in school there and the deputy is always there. If he wants to fight, strap some boxing gloves on him and put him in the ring with one of the coaches. Let him take his beating like a man. lol

BennyS
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BennyS 09/17/10 - 08:39 am
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Boogaloo, thats why there is

Boogaloo, thats why there is so many thugs in professional sports today. Their criminal activities and low grades were overlooked because they can put a ball in a hoop or throw a football. He not only don't belong on the track team but needs to be forever expelled from school if drugs were found.

rivershyre
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rivershyre 09/17/10 - 08:57 am
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No gang problems at

No gang problems at Grovetown. Good kids and bad kids like everywhere.

corgimom
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corgimom 09/17/10 - 09:06 am
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"I understand the middle

"I understand the middle schools now have FFA chapters - Future Felons of America."

ROTFLMAO!!! That was a GOOD one!

Grovetown has had drug problems since the 1980's, like the rest of the CSRA.

C2Soldier
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C2Soldier 09/17/10 - 09:12 am
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I agree rivershyre, Wanna be

I agree rivershyre, Wanna be bad but don't know how. I have one child in Grovetown and two at lakeside and both schools have problems. Lakeside has some serious drug issues.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/17/10 - 09:26 am
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Lakeside High also has the

Lakeside High also has the highest academic performance in Columbia County. Could the two be related?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/17/10 - 09:31 am
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C2soldier wrote: My daughter

C2soldier wrote:

My daughter is in school there and the deputy is always there.

Please say it isn't so. Please tell us, C2soldier, that you are exagerating. If a Columbia County sheriff's deputy is assigned full time to a school, then I would say that the sheriff's office is over-funded and needs a budget cut.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 09/17/10 - 10:15 am
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I can't believe CCBOE let

I can't believe CCBOE let this news get out! They keep everything so hush hush over there.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 09/17/10 - 10:18 am
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Hey Columbia County, here is

Hey Columbia County, here is something for you. They have this "new" thing called School Resource Officers. Maybe that attitude of "not at my school" needs to be checked and an investment should be made in this "new" concept. They have only been around since the 1980's.

LynxRHot
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LynxRHot 09/17/10 - 10:21 am
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AugustaVoter....you are

AugustaVoter....you are wrong. Columbia County makes the news just like Richmond County. Just because it doesn't happen as often does not mean that it is hush hush.

countyman
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countyman 09/17/10 - 10:45 am
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LynxRHot... Augustavoter is

LynxRHot... Augustavoter is right, Columbia County does the best job in the CSRA for keeping things in the school system on the hush...

There are articles and reports on the news, for a regular school fight when it happens in Richmond County.

Quack Quack Quack
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Quack Quack Quack 09/17/10 - 11:00 am
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Is he a French foreign

Is he a French foreign exchange student?? Tre Pierre...LOL

Hatfield0278
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Hatfield0278 09/17/10 - 11:39 am
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Quack3 - I think your comment

Quack3 - I think your comment is the funniest so far.

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 09/17/10 - 01:24 pm
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Little Lamb: Ever think

Little Lamb: Ever think CCBOE pays for that deputy to be there?

The Shadow
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The Shadow 09/18/10 - 01:09 am
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@ Little Lamb Each high

@ Little Lamb

Each high school has a school safety officer employed by the CCBOE. Just Richmond county has the R.C.B.O.E police. That's probably the kind of "deputy" they were referring to.

gijoe7898
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gijoe7898 09/18/10 - 02:56 am
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until the teachers become

until the teachers become armed, there better be a deputy around. this isn't our high school "daze"

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 09/18/10 - 04:02 am
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Every Columbia County High

Every Columbia County High School and the alternative school has a full time CCBOE Campus Police Officer and the CCBOE has a certified Police Agency under the direction of the Superintendent and the Georgia Police Officers and Standards Council. Some call them Safety Officers, some call them Security, some call them Public Safety and some call them Deputies. Bottom line is they are armed & state certified Police Officers with full arrest powers who not only receive police training but also first aid, cpr, and other needs directly related to the school system and have been in the high schools since 1991. These officers will respond to the middle schools or elementary schools as needed although the Sheriff's Office generally responds as well since they are primarly assigned in a pro-active role for the high schools. It is time for a full time officer in ever middle school as well, actually past time. The CCBOE Campus Police and the CC Sheriff's Office have mutual aid agreements and memorandums of understanding defining the roles each agency will take in the event of an incidnet. If the principal and counselor were "trying to determine" if the student had drugs on him then the school's Police Officer should have been present and since they were hit I bet they will make sure they follow policy next time. And, Augusta Voter, CCBOE is far beyond the times and ensures all of its Police Officer have School Resource Officer Training. Yes, they do like to think they have little to no crime and compared to Richmond County, they really don't but they don't burry their heads in the sand as they allow their officers and the Sheriff's Office to conduct routine drug inspections, have drug dogs search lockers and cars, routinely use metal detectors and take many other pro-active approaches to crime reduction.

chascush
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chascush 09/18/10 - 08:50 am
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Chillen, ‘Grovetown is a

Chillen, ‘Grovetown is a rough high school despite having a shiny new building. Word on the street is that they have some gang problems.’
It can’t be. The liberals say if we build new school buildings the kids will be better behaved and learn more.

corgimom
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corgimom 09/18/10 - 08:17 am
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I went to a very good school

I went to a very good school in California in the 70's, we had one too.

They are necessary and fill an important role.

They are there to ensure kids' safety- hard to argue with that. (Adults, too.)

And they aren't just there for the kids- you should see some of the PARENTS.

megz4good
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megz4good 09/19/10 - 03:18 pm
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you guys don't even know tre

you guys don't even know tre or his family. he's such a good person, and he deserves the very best of luck in life. everybody gets caught up in things nowadays, especially highschoolers. take a look around, what generation is having the most struggle?? mine and tre's. i graduated last year, and i can honestly say that chances are he probably didn't even have anything on him; even if he has been around drugs and what not in the past, no high school senior is going to be stupid enough to bring drugs to school. granted, there are exceptions to every case, but tre is not one of them in this situation. if a policeman approached you for the umpteenth time trying to search you for drugs because of your image, i'd be ready to knock them out too!!! they make it seem like the faculty was just asking a simple question, victimizing themselves like they did nothing wrong. why would anything lead to physical confrontation if he wasnt angry; communicate with students in a respectful manner they understand, and you'll get better results. promise.

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