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Hephzibah High School student suspended for fourth cellphone violation

Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 11:00 AM
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A Hephzibah High School student who once again refused to turn over her cellphone to administrators was suspended for the rest of the school year, according to a recently released Richmond County tribunal finding.

She stole another student’s cellphone Dec. 8 and refused to give it to the teacher. This was her fourth disciplinary referral for refusing to turn over a cellphone. She was given the option to attend the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension.

Two other students were assigned to the alternative program after being charged with committing crimes. A Hornsby K-8 School pupil was charged with burglary, obstruction of an officer and being a runaway. An A.R. Johnson Magnet School student was charged with burglary.

Both were found by tribunal panels to have met the requirements of Rule 32 of the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline. The rule applies to students who are charged with a serious criminal offense and whose immediate return to school could disrupt the educational process.

The following findings were issued during hearings held Jan. 11. All students who were suspended were given the option to attend the alternative program unless otherwise noted:

• A Westside High School special education student hit another student several times, causing a bloody nose and chipped tooth, on Dec. 13. He was suspended for the rest of the 2011-12 school year and all of 2012-13. This decision is subject to the review of the special education team. Another student who had originally been suspended in connection with this incident was found not to have violated the code of conduct, so his days were restored to him and he was allowed to make up his work.

• A George P. Butler High School student fought with another student Dec. 14, and a school safety officer was injured during the scuffle. The first student was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Butler student had a bottle of Robitussin with codeine, marijuana residue, a lighter, a cigarette and candy in his possession Dec. 14. He admitted to selling the candy at school. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

The following findings were issued Jan. 5:

• Two Hephzibah Middle School pupils participated in writing a threatening note about another pupil Dec. 9, and one drew a threatening picture on the note. The pupil who drew the picture was suspended for the rest of the school year. The other pupil was assigned to in-school suspension for five days and placed on strict probation for the rest of the school year.

• A Hephzibah Middle pupil was in possession of a small amount of marijuana Dec. 12. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• Two Sego Middle School pupils intimidated and took money from another pupil in the restroom Dec. 12. Both were suspended for the rest of the school year. One of these pupils is in special education, and that pupil’s decision is subject to the review of the special education team.

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kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 02/03/12 - 12:29 pm
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I think the last paragraph
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I think the last paragraph should begin........."Two Sego Middle School Students intimidated and took money........"

wondersnevercease
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wondersnevercease 02/03/12 - 01:25 pm
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so sad that a kid would think
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so sad that a kid would think a cell phone is more important than her education....

PhiloPublius
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PhiloPublius 02/03/12 - 02:22 pm
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The future of America...

The future of America...

BamaMan
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BamaMan 02/03/12 - 02:36 pm
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Do suspensions work? Usually

Do suspensions work? Usually a kid that is that unruly WANTS to be suspended - they don't want to be there.

OutnAbout
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OutnAbout 02/03/12 - 04:02 pm
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The suspension, IMO, is to

The suspension, IMO, is to get the parents attention. I will either be a problem for a working parent(s) to find supervision for the child or cause a at home parent to have to deal with the child on a daily base.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/03/12 - 04:38 pm
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But it was only her fourth

But it was only her fourth violation!

When will RCSS parents grow tired of a wussy school board attorney, the puppets who selected him, and the chaos this attorney-board combination has visited upon the RCSS, its students and its teachers for almost 40 years?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 02/03/12 - 07:27 pm
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These are the recruits for
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These are the recruits for obama's future regime.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/04/12 - 07:37 am
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Am I dreaming when I read

Am I dreaming when I read this stuff...refused to give the phone to the adult??? Fought til bloody & chipped tooth....Injured a safety officer???
We have LOST IT!!----Close up the dim schools....Make the parents home school the kiddies.
My tax $$ paying foir this crap.....makes me sick.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/04/12 - 09:17 am
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i agree seenit!

i agree seenit!

allhans
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allhans 02/04/12 - 09:54 am
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Got to keep that boy friend

Got to keep that boy friend in hand.

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