Tribunals suspend students for violence, videotaping

A Laney High School student cut another student with a sharp metal item during class, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding made public today.

The student refused to follow instructions from the assistant principal and school safety officer, and cursed at and struggled with the officer during the Jan. 7 incident.

The tribunal held Jan. 24 suspended him for the rest of this school year and the first semester of the 2011-12 school year with the option to attend the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program.


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In other Jan. 24 tribunal findings:

  • Five Glenn Hills High School students were suspended for the rest of the school year, with the option to attend the alternative program, after a Jan. 8 fight caused a "huge disruption" during dismissal. A sixth student was given time served and placed on probation for the rest of the school year.
  • A Hornsby K-8 School pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year, with the option to attend the alternative program, after he used a cell phone on Jan. 6 to record another pupil using the restroom, and then showed the video to other pupils.

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