A Spirit Creek Middle School student was in possession of a toy stun gun that provided a mild electric shock Oct. 15, according to Richmond County school system tribunal findings recently made public. The student received five days of out-of-school suspension.
The following are findings from hearings held Oct. 22, 26, 29 and Nov. 1. The students were assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted.
• A Hephzibah High School student stole fundraising money from a classroom and left campus without permission Oct. 9. The student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this school year.
• A Butler High School student sent threatening notes to a female student Oct. 11. She was given time served and placed on a behavior contract.
• Two Hephzibah Middle School students cut other students with a piece of metal Oct. 10. Both were asked to cut the others. They were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester and placed on strict probation for the rest of the school year.
• A Morgan Road Middle School student confronted another student and used her gang affiliation to threaten and intimidate the student Oct. 12. She was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
• A Hephzibah High School student was in possession of marijuana Oct. 2. The student, who receives special services, was assigned home-based services for the rest of this semester.
• A teacher was hit during a fight in class between two students Oct. 11. One student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year, and the other was given time served and placed on probation.
• A Tutt Middle School student refused to give her cellphone to a teacher, and as she was leaving class, she put her hands on the teacher’s chest and pushed him. She was given probation for the rest of her middle school career, and her team will be changed.
• A Murphey Middle School student used profanity, called the teacher a profane name and dropped a desk on a student’s foot Oct. 17. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.