Four students facing criminal charges have been suspended pending the outcome of court proceedings, according to Richmond County tribunal findings made public today.
At Josey High School, a student identified as T.T. is facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine. As such, he met the qualifications of Rule 32, which determines that students charged with drug violations or other serious criminal violations "may be removed from the school ... when it is necessary to protect other persons or property at the school or avoid substantial disruption to school operations or the educational process," the tribunal found.
T.T. was suspended, with the option to attend the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program. On final disposition of the criminal charges, he will be brought before the tribunal to determine his placement.
At Cross Creek High School, a student identified as J.S. is facing charges of burglary, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm. The tribunal determined he also met the Rule 32 qualifications and, as such, was suspended until final disposition of the charges.
On final disposition, he will be brought before the tribunal to determine his placement.
At Morgan Road and Murphey middle schools, students identified as T.H. and L.N. are each facing a felony charge of aggravated sodomy. They met Rule 32 qualifications, the tribunal found, and were suspended until final disposition of the charges.
On final disposition, the students will be brought before the tribunal to determine their placement.