'Charlie Rape Gang' pupils face school discipline panel

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 3:53 PM
Last updated 11:45 PM
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The five boys who called themselves the “Charlie Rape Gang” didn’t receive significant additional punishment when they appeared Wednesday at a Columbia County school disciplinary hearing, but they still face charges in Juvenile Court.

The Lakeside Middle School pupils were accused in February of surrounding other pupils and simulating sex acts while clothed. All five were suspended for the remainder of the week, which kept them out of school over the Presidents Day holiday weekend, and referred to the system’s hearing officer.

During their disciplinary hearings Wednesday, hearing officer John Padgett upheld the recommendation from Juvenile Court Judge Douglas Flanagan that two of the boys with histories of school discipline problems be expelled, said Columbia County school Superintendent Charles Nagle.

“We honored Judge Flanagan’s recommendation to suspend them the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next year,” Nagle said. “They were given the option of going to the county alternative school.”

The other three boys did not have histories of school disciplinary problems, Nagle said, and were given additional days of in-school suspension, though he did not immediately know how many.

The five boys still face a charge of simple battery in Juvenile Court. A court official said Wednesday that a hearing date has not yet been set.

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redapples 03/07/12 - 09:24 pm
I'm really over this story.

I'm really over this story. Give it a rest already!

KSL 03/07/12 - 09:31 pm
You get over it. I don't give

You get over it. I don't give a rat's rear, but if the rest of the story wasn't printed, there would be readers demanding to know what happened and why it wasn't reported. You have had enough, why read it and comment?

Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 03/08/12 - 08:32 am
Once again: KUDOS to Judge

Once again: KUDOS to Judge Flanagan, Superintendent Nagle and Hearing Officer Padgett for standing tall against the sexual harassment of our middle school students, particularly our young ladies.

dstewartsr 03/08/12 - 09:20 am
Was the girl who was arrested

Was the girl who was arrested released yet? You know, the one NOT politically connected who was thrown in jail for simulating what this gang of homosexuals did -minus the ganging up and violently throwing their victims to the ground and holding them while they gay-raped (simulated) them and threats of reprisal if their victims told?

When are Padgett, Nagle and Flanagan coming out of the closet and openly supporting gay gang rape, instead of pretending they are doing something about it? What next, will they be forming a NAMBLA chapter at Lakeside?

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