Richmond schools investigating 'improprieties' against pupil

Monday, Feb. 14, 2011 8:42 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011 2:53 AM
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The Richmond County School System administration is investigating an allegation of improprieties committed against a Collins K-8 School pupil by a staff member, schools spokesman Louis Svehla said in an e-mail.

The employee, whose identity and position were not released, has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is being conducted.

Additional information will be made available as conclusions are reached, Svehla said, adding that the school district's School Safety and Security Office is part of the investigation.

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Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 02/14/11 - 10:06 pm
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Actually I have learned

Actually I have learned that...um...never mind.

MJ
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MJ 02/14/11 - 10:10 pm
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Specifically, what type of

Specifically, what type of "improprieties"?

Not much a report. More info would be nice. Not saying to put the person's name out right now but if the school system is saying they're doing an investigation they could at least be a little more descriptive.

Einstein
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Einstein 02/14/11 - 10:24 pm
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Well, I take exception to the

Well, I take exception to the use of the word, "probing" in the headline... An unfortunate choice of words.

Insider Information
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Insider Information 02/14/11 - 10:34 pm
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I'm glad that the Chronicle

I'm glad that the Chronicle waits to confirm things before running off and printing rumors from unnamed "sources".

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 02/14/11 - 11:15 pm
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Gee insider...who talking

Gee insider...who talking about? Woodward and Bernstein?

Insider Information
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Insider Information 02/14/11 - 11:46 pm
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No, I'm talking about

No, I'm talking about "personalities" who have yet this millenium to take a step outside to report on a story, but thanks for asking.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 02/14/11 - 11:59 pm
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Oh...I see. Yeah, it makes

Oh...I see. Yeah, it makes for a better movie if Dustin Hoffman gets to talk to Hal Holbrook in the shadows of a parking garage rather than on a phone or via an email. Parking garages qualify as outside, don't they?

showboat
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showboat 02/15/11 - 01:14 am
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Louis Svehla put this stuff
Unpublished

Louis Svehla put this stuff out without all of the information, he should have gone to Texas with Bedden.

lylagirl
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lylagirl 02/15/11 - 02:46 am
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We need to get back to the

We need to get back to the BASIC in this county...when the Previous person was in office...it appeared to me that this county suffered a big blow as a result of egos and wanting to be important...there was no regard nor interest in pushing this county forward...now you have a person so called having improprieties with underaged children. I don't get it...when will it just be about the children of this county and protecting them. I don't know...something needs to be done immediately!!!! I would not want a child of mine in a school in this county if this is true...who hires people like this....

aughate
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aughate 02/15/11 - 09:00 am
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lylagirl what? Is there

lylagirl what? Is there anyway a school system would know who touches little kids or not? Background checks are ran at the board unlike with the city. Didn't a female columbia county teacher get convicted of having an inappropriate relation with a female student? Didn't an aiken county teacher get dismissed and later found guilty for misappropriate conduct with a student? I mean come on, there are a lot of sick people walking around with us everyday and until they actually get caught, they will remain out there. I do not think there is a perfect place on earth to protect our children because wake up and look around, it is H E Double Hockey sticks in this world.

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 02/15/11 - 09:54 am
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So how come the teacher's

So how come the teacher's name is withheld? Others are accused and their names are released (Scott Dean). If there is a legitimate reason, can someone please explain (in all seriousness) I'm curious to know what circumstances warrant privacy, and those that don't. I'm not asking for speculation, but facts.

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WW1949 02/15/11 - 10:13 am
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I think it is being handled

I think it is being handled right by not saying who this person is. It could be a male and it could be a female but whomever it is they may be guilty or not guilty. If you publish the name just as in rape cases then that person is ruined for life because in the publics eyes they will always be guilty. I have always thought you should never publish names until there is a valid charge by the courts. People sometimes do lie you know when they get mad at someone.

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 02/15/11 - 10:20 am
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Right, WW, I totally agree,

Right, WW, I totally agree, but isn't that the case with anyone? Some will say Scott Dean is guilty no matter what, and he's only been indicted, shoot they were saying that even before he was indicted. I just think if we are going to protect a teacher we should protect everyone. Why subject only a few to public embarassment, and not others?

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JustMe 02/15/11 - 11:36 am
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Who said it was a teacher?

Who said it was a teacher? That is exactly why the name isn't put out there because people assume so much. It said school worker. It could have been a bus driver, a cafeteria worker, anyone. Also why does inappropriate behavior have to be sexual? It could be cursing, grabbing a child that was misbehaving or kicking a kid off of a bus. Let's wait until the rest of the facts are in.

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 02/15/11 - 11:46 am
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You're right JustMe, people

You're right JustMe, people do assume A LOT. So, why was Scott Dean's name released while DFACS was investigating, isn't it the same thing? Again, why protect a "staff member" of a school, but not a county commissioner?

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 02/15/11 - 12:16 pm
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County Commissioners aren't

County Commissioners aren't realy in the tax user clique so they do not enjoy the protections that clique provides. Most tax users HATE county commissioners because they are elected by the people and look after the people’s interest, not tax users. This will probably get swept under the rug with the next murder.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 02/15/11 - 12:41 pm
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No one is being protected,

No one is being protected, this issue is being handled by the book. You can't compare it to Dean, because of the nature of the investigation and the fact this is a school setting and not a home.

I will have full details (what I can tell you) later today. I would post them here, but the AC management has asked me not to do that.

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 02/15/11 - 01:00 pm
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well Austin, that would only

well Austin, that would only embarrass them, if you gave details that they did not. I would think the public would have more of a reason to know since it was in a school setting.

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happychimer 02/15/11 - 02:19 pm
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The jail report has details.

The jail report has details.

happychimer
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happychimer 02/15/11 - 02:24 pm
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no names, but names the job

no names, but names the job at the school. Another big story.

Einstein
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Einstein 02/15/11 - 11:40 pm
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Well, they released her name

Well, they released her name today... So much for comparing this to the Dean case. Really, I don't get how they can defame someone who hasn't been found guilty yet, but as long as they use words like, "allegedly," and "proported to," etc, they can pretty much print whatever they please without any accountability. It's all good though, most people who are arrested are guilty. Percentage-wise only a few people are arrested for a crime they didn't commit, and that's a fact.

Einstein
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Einstein 02/15/11 - 11:44 pm
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One thing I don't get though

One thing I don't get though is why in the hell the school is investigating this. They need to stick to their core competency and let legal matters be left to law enforcement and the prosecutor's office. They run the risk of compromising a case against a pedophile... Sure, their hearts are in the right place, but they are WAY out of their realm when they try to investigate criminal matters. People get off of technicalities because of stuff like this all the time.

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shamrock 02/16/11 - 01:19 am
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When you add someone to your

When you add someone to your ignore list it is so annoying to see they made four (4) posts to one story. To add insult to injury you have to be reminded four (4) times that you chose to ignore this person (along with their picture displayed four (4) times). Then you are advised four (4) times that you may click one of four (4) links if I you wish to view any one of the four (4) posts from the person you have chosen to ignore. Seems like setting a limit on how many times you can comment on one (1) story would be an acceptable policy.

BornInAUG
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BornInAUG 02/16/11 - 08:28 am
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Well Shamrock, I don't know

Well Shamrock, I don't know who you're speaking of, but one solution would be just not hit the ignore button, and "ignore" that users postings on your own. Then you wouldn't have to be bothered by this. I would think it would be a better policy that if you ignore someone you don't see ANYTHING regarding that person. This is my fifth (5) posting on this one article, your proposed policy might not allow this.

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