Richmond County pupil suspended after hitting classmate with glass bottle

A Morgan Road Middle School pupil went into a classroom and repeatedly hit another pupil with a glass bottle May 11, causing the pupil to need seven stitches, according to Richmond County School System tribunal findings recently made public.

The attacker was suspended for the first semester of the 2012-13 school year with the option to attend the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension.

The following are findings from tribunals held May 17 and May 24. Students were given the option to attend the alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted.

  • Two Morgan Road Middle School pupils engaged in sexual behavior in a teachers’ restroom May 11. They were suspended for the first semester of the 2012-13 year.
  • Two Glenn Hills High School students harassed and attempted to attack a female student as she was walking home May 17. The girl received injuries while trying to get away. Earlier that day, the two students went on and off campus, throwing water balloons into the school. One student, who receives special services, was assigned to the alternative program for 45 days. The second student was suspended for the first and second semesters of the 2012-13 year.
  • A Butler High School student was in possession of a small amount of marijuana May 8. The senior was set to be suspended for the first semester of the 2012-13 school year if he was not eligible for graduation.
  • Two T.W. Josey High School students boarded the school bus under the influence of marijuana May 9. They were suspended for the remainder of the 2011-12 year and for the first semester of 2012-13.
  • Four Cross Creek High School students left school, smoked marijuana and returned to school under the influence May 9. Three of the students eligible for graduation were given time served and allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. The fourth was set to be suspended for the first semester of 2012-13 if he was not eligible for graduation by the start of next school year.
  • A Butler High School student was in possession of a marijuana cigarette and smoked the cigarette when he should have been in class May 11. He was suspended for the first semester of the 2012-13 year.

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