Fight that injured custodian heads tribunal findings



A Butler High School custodian was struck in the mouth while trying to break up a fight between students Oct. 1 and required treatment for the injuries, according to a Richmond County School System tribunal finding recently made public.

One student involved in the altercation was assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program for the rest of this semester. The findings did not indicate any punishment for the other student involved.

The following are findings from tribunal hearings held Oct. 10, 11 and 16. The students were given the option to attend the Alternative Program unless otherwise noted.

• Two T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School students left the campus Sept. 28 without permission, smoked marijuana and were caught re-entering the school. Both were assigned to the Alternative program for the remainder of this school year.

• An A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School student made an inappropriate Web site Oct. 4, which was accessed by students. The student was allowed to attend her zoned school.

• A Spirit Creek Middle School student was in possession of marijuana Oct. 3. The student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester.

• A Glenn Hills Middle School student cursed and threatened a bus driver Oct. 2. The student was assigned five additional days of suspension, is not allowed to ride the bus for the rest of this semester and was placed on probation for the rest of the year.

• A Hephzibah Middle School student admitted Sept. 28 to having brought marijuana to the school two weeks earlier and showing it to other students. The student was suspended for five days.

• A Josey High School student became upset and hit a teacher in the shoulder Oct. 1. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.