Threat written on Evans High School bathroom stall

Thursday, March 1, 2012 7:22 PM
Last updated 8:15 PM
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Columbia County authorities are investigating a note about school violence that was written in an Evans High School bathroom stall Thursday.

“The note threatens violence in the school tomorrow (Friday),” sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

The message was found in the girls bathroom, Morris confirmed.

Authorities did not immediately release the identity, nor punishment, of the student who wrote the note.

Columbia County school board member Mike Sleeper clarified that the threat was at Evans, not Lakeside High as reported earlier. He added that extra sheriff’s deputies will be on hand at Evans on Friday.

“We are taking extra precautions, but students still need to come to school,” Sleeper said. “If they don’t come to school, it will be counted as an unexcused absence unless they have a valid reason, just like on any other day.”

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raul
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raul 03/01/12 - 07:43 pm
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These school kids must not

These school kids must not get enough attention at home.

avidreader
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avidreader 03/01/12 - 07:52 pm
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Wow! It's strange that

Wow! It's strange that Columbia County schools are getting so much negative press lately. I always thought that the Chronicle simply forgave them their transgressions. It's nice to know that Richmond County is not alone in dealing with undesireable situations. Maybe dense poverty is not the root of all evil.

KSL
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KSL 03/01/12 - 08:11 pm
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Good grief. Poverty is not

Good grief.

Poverty is not the root of all evil. Sometimes affluence or semi-affluence is the root.

KSL
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KSL 03/01/12 - 08:12 pm
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Different kinds of evil,

Different kinds of evil, though. But evil, none the less.

happychimer
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happychimer 03/01/12 - 08:20 pm
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There would be a lot of

There would be a lot of comments if this was in Richmond County. All the violence in Columbia County schools proves that they are not immune from violence and crime.

plude19
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plude19 03/01/12 - 08:36 pm
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avidreader: "It's nice to

avidreader: "It's nice to know that Richmond County is not alone in dealing with undesireable situations."

Why is it nice to know ANYONE has to deal with undesireable situations?

KSL
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KSL 03/01/12 - 08:46 pm
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By and large, the roots of

By and large, the roots of the evil are different in the majority of cases. But it is evil, none the less, and needs to be dealt with.

KSL
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KSL 03/01/12 - 08:46 pm
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And since this thread was

And since this thread was posted during the supper hour, that might explain the lack of posts.

happychimer
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happychimer 03/01/12 - 09:47 pm
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This is not the only crime in

This is not the only crime in Columbia County schools in the news this week. I am just saying that Richmond Co. schools are given a bad rap most of the time, and Columbia Co. is hardly ever spoken bad of, even when serious crimes happen. It is bad that crime happens, and I don't wish it on anyone.Crime happens everywhere.

csraguy
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csraguy 03/01/12 - 10:07 pm
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Happy, a direct reason may be

Happy, a direct reason may be that CC schools graduate over 90% of their students and a major portion of them are in the college prep area and further their education. Whereas in RC, 74% are graduating and far less are prepared or enter college. Getting a good education surpasses all socio-economic and racial lines. It is hard to get a good education in schools that lack in discipline, structure, etc. such as the RC school system that by the way spends far more per pupil than CC with far worse results. I don't say this to say CC is great only that RC needs to greatly improve and an easy way with no additional cost would be strong discipline in the schools with an administration that back the principals and principals that back the teachers in order for teachers to hold their students accountable for their actions.

countyman
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countyman 03/01/12 - 10:55 pm
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The CC graduation rate is

The CC graduation rate is 83.9% vs 78.2% in RC.. There's no difference between the environment at Grovetown and Harlem compared to Butler or Glenn Hills...

I disagree it's hard to get an education in the RC school system... Every school doesn't have the same demographics in the county.. In the 8th grade reading portion of the CRCT last year.. Davidson, AR Johnson, Freedom Park, and CT Walker all scored 100% vs one school in Columbia County(Greenbrier).. Freedom Park was named an National Model school this year, and Lake Forest elementary is on it's way to becoming an IB World school...

Westside beat Evans over the last decade in ACT, SAT, scores, etc.. Davidson is the best school in the entire state, and the single school to make the US News top 100 list in Georgia every year.. ARC is the only IB program in the metro area..

Columbia County may send a larger percentage of kids to college, but not in raw numbers especially if you're including 2 year and community colleges... Columbia County wins overall, but once you start comparing school vs school it's Richmond County at the top..

Jake
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Jake 03/01/12 - 11:02 pm
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Now we have instant news and

Now we have instant news and information. I can think of many headlines that could have been formed from my high school days if only the means were available. In this day and age there is no escaping bad behavior being mentioned in the media. Different times but pretty much the same behavior.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/02/12 - 12:46 am
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(C)ountyman, If you spent

(C)ountyman,

If you spent half as much time and energy in working to improve the RCSS as you spend in attempting to rationalize its numerous, telling deficiencies, the RCSS, its students and its teachers as well as the rest of A-RC would be the better for it.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/02/12 - 06:16 am
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I have a great idea to stop

I have a great idea to stop the crap going on in the schools in BOTH counties..

Send all the little kiddies home...tell the parents they will be home schooling from this day forward (if they can't get them under control)....hey...if you don't see a difference then.....I'll kiss countymans behind on Broad St.
:)

stillamazed
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stillamazed 03/02/12 - 07:25 am
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@seenitb4, I love it......

@seenitb4, I love it......

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/02/12 - 07:28 am
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Thanks amazed..:)

Thanks amazed..:)

gusab
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gusab 03/02/12 - 07:41 am
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The Charlie rape gang at

The Charlie rape gang at Lakeside and the threat at Evans are just examples in the USA today of poor parenting and the absence of God in a lot of homes today. While socioeconmics plays a part,whether you come from the lower,middle,or upper class doesn't give you the right to act like a idiot.

David Parker
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David Parker 03/02/12 - 09:30 am
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KSL said "Good grief" that's

KSL said "Good grief"

that's my line thank you

fftaz71
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fftaz71 03/02/12 - 09:40 am
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gusab...I went to Catholic

gusab...I went to Catholic schools in the 80s. Can you tell me why I had death threats made against me or experienced similar bullying? It certainly wasnt because of the absence of God. Where I used to live, they saw an uptick in problems in schools after they started making big deals of it on the news..so the media did an experiment with the school systems....they STOPPED reporting on such behavior unless there were actual arrests made. Guess what...the powers that be had a correct theory...these kids realized if they did certain things they got reported on TV and their names got mentioned in the news. To them and their friends it was a big deal and equated to being "famous". What Im saying here is stop giving kids that wouldnt think otherwise to do some of these things, the idea to do it. Ask the girl who was just caught copycatting the Charlie Rape gang kids at Lakeside why she did it....and Im willing to bet she did it b/c she wanted to be "famous". Otherwise she wouldve done it before now.

benchstock
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benchstock 03/02/12 - 09:49 am
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I attended both schools. They

I attended both schools. They were full of kids. Good, bad and others. Take a look around you right now; you’ll see the good, bad, and others. Were you the good, bad, or the other? Are you now the good, bad, or the other?

GaStang22
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GaStang22 03/02/12 - 11:14 am
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My apologies to the man I
Unpublished

My apologies to the man I offended with my question to your post about CC immunity. It was a question not an attack on you Sir requiring reporting. I just thought if the bait was thrown out there, a question on how to prevent said bait would be allowed, not seen as an "attack".

New comment: This girl should be punished especially after she was already on notice. It is sad any kids laugh in the face of rules and authority, but at least CC is still not as bad as RC....yet. =)

iLove
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iLove 03/02/12 - 03:23 pm
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Ignorance: Comparing CC to
Unpublished

Ignorance: Comparing CC to RC.

Does CC have as many residents, schools, businessses, low-income areas, and problems as RC?

Apples to Oranges.

Kids are kids wherever they live.

ReallyCoolShoes
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ReallyCoolShoes 03/02/12 - 10:02 pm
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These 'crimes' are not the

These 'crimes' are not the school's fault or the county's. Those at fault are the kids and their parents. Some parents don't stress the importance of respect and an education, and these kids go to school and dry hump and write threats on the wall because they do not care. You cannot teach kids to care about school if they don't want to, and ISS and detention does NOT deter these kids. For example, there was 7 or 8 bomb threats at Grovetown Middle last year because the kids wanted to get out of class for an hour and half everyday and goof off outside. The school and the county did everything they could, but the kids persisted. So stop blaming the counties and the schools, it is NOT their fault. The only way to truly get kids to stop behaving like this would be to send every single one that is a repeat offender to crossroads, which would then become way worse than whatever you consider the worst school to be.
By the way, I don't appreciate the comment by countyman suggesting that Grovetown and Harlem are comparable to Butler and Glenn Hills. Grovetown and Harlem are constantly being put down by everyone, and it isn't fair. The only reason people think of us this way is because of where we live, but there are nice areas in Grovetown, and is definitely not a bad school. There are lots of AP classes, extracurriculars, clubs, and most importantly, exceptional students. In the Augusta Chronicle Black History Essay Contest, 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention all went to Grovetown students. At the Georgia Southern Model United Nations conference, the Grovetown team won 1st place overall, (competing with Lakeside and private schools from Georgia and SC) and had 4 delegates place 'outstanding delegate' out of 6 places, which is a big deal. The JROTC program got a Gold Star on their AFI, scoring 97 out of 100. Grovetown may have some bad apples, but every school does,

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