Knife attack, sex arrest lead to 2 suspensions

A knife attack and a sexual criminal charge resulted in two students being suspended, according to Richmond County tribunal findings made public today.

An Academy of Richmond County student identified as C.M. was found guilty of physical assault and a weapons violation. On Sept. 20, he cut another student with a knife during a physical altercation at the school, the tribunal found.

C.M. was suspended for the rest of the school year with the option to attend the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program.

A Morgan Road Middle School student identified as D.W. was found to have met the requirements of Rule 32 of the Code of Student Conduct, according to the tribunal report.

D.W. has been charged with a serious sexual criminal charge and was suspended pending the final disposition of the charge. After that, a tribunal will be held to determine the student's placement, the tribunal report said.

Rule 32 is for students facing serious criminal charges whose immediate return to their home school is determined to "pose a substantial threat to other students, persons or property or would cause substantial disruption to school operations or the educational program."

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