Tribunals hand suspensions out

A Langford Middle School pupil has been punished for striking a teacher in the head while walking backward, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding made public Friday.

 

The pupil was walking backward with his hands interlocked over his head Jan. 31 when he struck the teacher, according to the Feb. 11 finding.

Instead of apologizing, he bragged to other pupils that he had "bowed" the teacher in the head, the tribunal found.

The panel suspended him for 10 days, which he had already served, and he was assigned five days of in-school suspension. He also was instructed to write an apology letter to the teacher.

In other tribunal findings from hearings held Feb. 11:

- A Butler High School student was suspended for the rest of the school year because he left campus, smoked marijuana and returned to campus under the influence Jan. 28. He was given the option to attend the Tubman Education Center alternative program.

- Two Cross Creek High School students were suspended for getting into a fight Jan. 31. One of the students refused to obey teachers, struggled with a teacher and used profanity. That student was suspended for the rest of the school year, with the option to attend the alternative program. The other student was given time served, which was 10 days of suspension, and placed on probation for the rest of the school year.

- A Pine Hill Middle School pupil who receives special services stole candy from the concession storage area and distributed it to other pupils Jan. 28. Because this was his second theft, he was suspended for the rest of this school year and the first semester of the 2011-12 school year, with the option to attend the alternative program. This decision is subject to review by the special education team.

- Three Morgan Road Middle School pupils found with marijuana in a restroom Jan. 31 were suspended for the rest of the school year. They were given the option to attend the alternative program.

In tribunal findings from hearings held Feb. 14:

- A Butler special needs student was suspended for the rest of the school year after receiving his 31st disciplinary referral for cutting class Feb. 1. The student was given the option to attend the alternative program. The decision is subject to review by the special education team.

- A Butler special needs student was assigned to the alternative program after receiving his 28th disciplinary referral for cutting class Feb. 1.

- Three Glenn Hills High School students were suspended for the rest of the school year after they cut class Jan. 25 and engaged in a sex acts with two female students. The three students were given the option to attend the alternative program.

- A Langford Middle School pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year after she "started verbally attacking a teacher after confronting a student and then pushed another teacher hard out of her way," a finding states. She was given the option to attend the alternative program.

 

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