Cross Creek student assigned to Tubman Education Center on firearm charge

A Cross Creek High School student was assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program after the student was adjudicated on a possession of a firearm charge, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.

The tribunal panel determined on Feb. 9 that the application of Rule 32 of the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline was warranted for the student. The rule applies to students who are charged with a serious criminal offense and whose immediate return to school could disrupt the educational process.

Cross Creek Principal Jason Moore said the student transferred into the Richmond County school system and enrolled at Cross Creek. The student already had a felony charge for firearm possession from before he was in Richmond County. District policy requires students with felony charges to be sent to tribunal to determine whether Rule 32 applies when enrolling in the school system.

The following findings also are from Feb. 9. All students were given the option to attend the alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted:

• A Hephzibah High School student cut class excessively as of Jan. 23. She was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Glenn Hills High School student continued to come to campus, roaming the halls and disrupting classes on Jan. 27, even though he was suspended from school. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A female Langford Middle School pupil physically attacked a male pupil in class, and a teacher was injured while interceding, on Jan. 27. The female pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year.

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