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Cross Creek student assigned to Tubman Education Center on firearm charge

Sunday, March 4, 2012 3:29 PM
Last updated 8:18 PM
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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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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/04/12 - 03:46 pm
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Was the CCHS student cited

Was the CCHS student cited above arrested by the RCSO? Was the student criminally charged by a CC administrator? For how long was the student assigned to Tubman EC? Has the GDOE official responsible for collecting violence-related data informed in writing of this incident?

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 03/04/12 - 06:52 pm
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Cut class excessively and

Cut class excessively and suspended for the rest of the year; carry a gun and go to alternate school. No wonder the kids think school administrators are a joke.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 03/04/12 - 08:03 pm
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This student should NEVER

This student should NEVER step foot in a Georgia public school again. He's been caught twice with a firearm. The system is a JOKE. Alternative school is a JOKE. Why should teachers be subjected to this nonsense?? He has one felony charge involving a firearm and this should make 2, all before he graduates from high school??? This has GOT to stop! This little punk needs to be in prison, for a loooong time, and away from society. He can get his GED and learn a trade there. Why is he allowed to roam the halls of a public school, and more importantly, why is he roaming the streets?

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/04/12 - 11:06 pm
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(F)atboyhog, E-mail me at:

(F)atboyhog,

E-mail me at: craigspinks@aol.com.

allhans
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allhans 03/04/12 - 11:16 pm
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"Alternative school is a

"Alternative school is a JOKE"

Amen.

RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/05/12 - 12:54 am
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Don't want to go to skool,

Don't want to go to skool, jus skip enuff and git suspended and soon you can right posts like dis.

Jason Wermers
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Jason Wermers 03/05/12 - 01:57 am
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For clarification: No one has

For clarification: No one has said the student has 2 fireams charges against him. He was charged somewhere else, came to Richmond County, enrolled in Cross Creek High School. The school found out about the charge. Student was brought before tribunal. It ruled Rule 32 applies and assigned him to Tubman.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/05/12 - 02:47 am
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Jason, thanks for the

Jason, thanks for the clarification.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 03/05/12 - 07:51 am
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the alternative school is
Unpublished

the alternative school is nothing more than a mechinism to keep school attendance levels up in order to continue to receive state/federal education funding that is based on attendance. if anyone thinks there is real learning going on then whoever believes it is delusional, naive, or both

Frank I
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Frank I 03/05/12 - 11:18 am
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for the parents and the CCHS

for the parents and the CCHS student I just have to say nice try slick.. thinking you could just transfer to another school to avoid the full repercussion of his decisions...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/05/12 - 11:31 am
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About the Cross Creek

About the Cross Creek incident: It is just conjecture on my part, but perhaps the firearms felony in an unnamed county resulted in that other school system's dishing out punishment that involved expulsion without the possibility of alternative school in that system. So, the parents could have just been trying to get him back into school somewhere. Just a thought.

Anyway, we have read stories in the Chronicle that many of the students like alternative school better than regular schools. They do what it takes to stay there.

My question is, is there plenty of space in alternative school for all the people who are sent there? Or are they overcrowded and have to release a student back into general population when a new student arrives at alternative school?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/05/12 - 07:37 pm
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"All students were given the

"All students were given the option to"............make fools out of the teachers and administrators and laugh and giggle all the way down to Tubman where they can do what they want and be with their buds.

tri·bu·nal - A court of justice.

Does anyone think that what these people are doing in any way resembles justice? I don't. I think they are just a very bad joke. But only the thugs are laughing.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 03/05/12 - 08:35 pm
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Was the story changed, or did

Was the story changed, or did I misread it? I could have sworn that it said that he had a gun at Cross Creek and had a previous gun charge prior to transferring. If I misread it, my apologies. But I still stand by assertion that anyone CONVICTED of carrying a firearm on a campus should not be allowed in the public school system again. Why do they transfer the problem?

Jason Wermers
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Jason Wermers 03/08/12 - 05:34 pm
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Fatboyhog, the story never

Fatboyhog, the story never said he had a gun at Cross Creek. It said he had a gun charge -- not at Cross Creek. The principal clarified that the student was charged outside Richmond County, transferred to Cross Creek, and then was brought before the tribunal, where it was found Rule 32 applied. So even if he had been a Cross Creek student at the time of the offense -- which he was not -- it was never stated that the offense occurred on school property.

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