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Spirit Creek Middle pupil tried to stab another with a knife, Richmond County tribunal says

Thursday, March 8, 2012 5:56 PM
Last updated Saturday, March 10, 2012 1:06 AM
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A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil tried to stab another pupil with a knife, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.

On Feb. 2, the pupil called the other pupil a profane name and tried to stab him. The first pupil was expelled through the end of the first semester of the 2012-13 school year, then assigned to the Tubman Education Center alternative program for the second semester of 2012-13, the Feb. 16 tribunal finding ruled.

The following findings also are from Feb. 16 tribunal hearings. Students were given the option to attend the alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted:

• The requirements of Rule 32 of the Student Code of Conduct and Discipline were met for a Glenn Hills High School special-education student who was adjudicated on a felony burglary charge. 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 student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year. The special-education team will convene to determine the student’s placement for the 2012-13 school year.

• A Cross Creek High School student got into a fight with another student Feb. 3, while she was on probation for a previous fight. She was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Langford Middle School pupil attacked another pupil who he thought was talking about his mother on Feb. 6. The first pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Murphey Middle School pupil waited to jump on another pupil during bus dismissal Feb. 6. Even though school officials were protecting the second pupil, the first pupil stared at the second while punching his hand with his fist. The assistant principal had to restrain the first pupil after telling him to leave, and the pupil punched and kicked the assistant principal while still threatening the second pupil. The first pupil and his parent were told he could not come to school the next day, but he was found hiding in the building. He was expelled through the end of the 2012-13 school year. He was shown leniency because of his age and grade.

• A Morgan Road Middle School pupil used profanity toward a teacher and brushed by her abruptly Feb. 3. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Tutt Middle School pupil exposed himself in class Jan. 31. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Glenn Hills Middle School pupil attacked another pupil in class Feb. 3. The second pupil was required to seek medical attention for a concussion, a bruised rib and a sprained neck. The first pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/08/12 - 07:41 pm
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How much does the RCBOE spend

How much does the RCBOE spend on its tribunal program? Or is that a "state secret?"

GaStang22
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GaStang22 03/08/12 - 07:50 pm
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Keep the violent jerks in
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Keep the violent jerks in alternative school for a minimum of a year, a couple months wooo hoo. There are kids there to learn that don't need this bull. The ones that want to try and seriously hurt or kill other kids, they need to be taking a trip to YDC, and see how their victims felt. Maybe alternative school until they are done with school or end up in jail one!!!!

Start holding these parents responsible...parent was told he couldnt come back and they didn't do their job. Tired of giving little punks a pass because they are kids, they know exactly what they are doing, even more tired of the parents getting a pass when they are the ones who influenced their bad behavior with their own!!!! Sick of it!!

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/08/12 - 07:59 pm
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GAStang22, With no disrespect

GAStang22,

With no disrespect intended, I ask, "What are you going to do about this situation? Just post on an AC blog? Is that all? How much good will that do"

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 03/08/12 - 08:04 pm
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My generation dealt with gum

My generation dealt with gum under the desk and the one girl who was expelled for the rest of her life.

GaStang22
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GaStang22 03/08/12 - 09:49 pm
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Craig Spinks, none taken. =)
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Craig Spinks, none taken. =) I spent a little while on a long post, but am going to shorten if a little, if you need more detail let me know. Basically there is nothing I myself as one person can do, that is legal and moral anyway, lol other than vote and thats not much of a help against the ignorance of the bleeding heart mentality that values "rehabilitation attempts" 10 times on the same person more than a lives of completely innocent people. But they have shown us that, in masses, lots can get done even if its the wrong thing!! So if my ranting can rile up people here and there who feel the same theres hope to eventually get the masses one day needed to stop this nonsense. And if I can release some of the anger in a non violent way by said ranting, I can wooo saaaa enough to patiently wait until everyone else opens their eyes and wants to do something about it too. I'd probably be more active out there if I didn't live in such a bleeding heart area surrounded by people who are so passive and just would rather shake their head than bother with forcing the changing of the laws. Now they will come out in masses over stopping smoking in a bar, but keeping criminals locked up, 5 time repeat offending drunk drivers off the road, violent kids in school, etc… not so much. Now just isn‘t the exact time I attempt it alone, win or lose, So I’ve just been working on gaining a little support and ammo behind the scenes, But until the time comes this keeps the passion going, gives me release and plants the bug a little!! =)

raul
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raul 03/08/12 - 10:16 pm
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@Willow. Me too. I don't ever

@Willow. Me too. I don't ever remember law enforcement ever being called in my whole time in school. Really sad.

KSL
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KSL 03/08/12 - 10:24 pm
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I'm dating myself, but if you

I'm dating myself, but if you were kicked out of school and your parents were also disgusted with you, you had next to no options as to where you would be sent. And believe me, they didn't want to go there. So, guess what. They behaved!!!!! Too bad we can't return to common sense. But then, I don't guess all of the parents of today would agree with the outcome. Instead, they would look at the loss of one child adding to the income. Or they would be on the rich side and say, you don't have the right.

allhans
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allhans 03/08/12 - 11:21 pm
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Problems in the middle

Problems in the middle schools. Who is in charge, anyhow.

cozzster
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cozzster 03/09/12 - 06:28 am
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That's what happens when you
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That's what happens when you try and take another boys pudding cup

kc fan
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kc fan 03/09/12 - 08:43 am
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What can you expect when

What can you expect when children are having children. There was a 21 year old mom who left her 3 children at home alone, 2 were playing in the street when a neighbor saw them crying. Can you imagine when these 3 hit the school system!

iLove
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iLove 03/09/12 - 09:43 am
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Back in my day....when I
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Back in my day....when I was...I can remember when...blah blah blah.

Schools(public) are a direct reflection of society. What are you doing about it?

fiveobike1
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fiveobike1 03/09/12 - 09:45 am
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I say we bring back the Ol'

I say we bring back the Ol' BOARD of Education.. you remember the one.. flat, with holes drilled in it and usually made of hickory or oak... Seems we baby these kids too much, the ol' "now johnny say your sorry or sit in the corner for 20 minutes" just is not working.. time to get back to sending a real message to these kids.. BRING BACK THE BOARD!!

belle
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belle 03/09/12 - 09:54 am
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Ok, not one comment about the
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Ok, not one comment about the headline? Why doesn't it say "Student tried to stab another...". Beyond that, I agree with iLove completely and for the rest of you "in our days" folk, in your day your parents punished you when you got in trouble. That no longer happens in most homes.
p.s. fiveobike1, I got the paddle so often it was no longer effective. Mine had holes AND staples. But if they had made me sit in the front of the class everyday, I would have been mortified.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 03/09/12 - 10:00 am
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In rebuttle to ilove's

In rebuttle to ilove's comment. We had neighborhood schools and the children were a reflection of their parents. If students acted up the teacher and principle took care of it at school and the parents at home. Now the kids call the police to the parents and students are all mixed together. Thumbs up to KSL, soapy, kc fan and fivebike. Thumbs down to the students that can't control themselves-Its not that hard. And I do remember gum on the desk, the board with holes and ALTO. Got spanked by the board once in front of gym class and never acted up again.

iLove
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iLove 03/09/12 - 11:43 am
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Slow down.
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Slow down. Schools-->Children-->Parents = Society

"Kids call the police on parents" ???

What is being pumped into a child's mind these days via the idiot box, idiotPhone, idiotPod, etc.?

Were these "distractions" used as heavily as they are today?

Can you honestly compare "back in the day" to "today"?

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 03/09/12 - 05:29 pm
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A Tutt student "exposed
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A Tutt student "exposed himself in class"???

Good Lawwd................

movingforward
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movingforward 03/10/12 - 10:39 am
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When students misbehave in

When students misbehave in school the parents should be held accountable. There are other students in the school who want to learn but cannot because of these disruptive kids. RCSS should stop tribunal hearing and allow the school principals to do their jobs. Giving students an option to go the alternative school due to their misbehavior should not be allowed.

movingforward
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movingforward 03/10/12 - 10:44 am
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The insanity that school is a

The insanity that school is a must should stop. Thousands of kids across the CSRA hate school and will do whatever it takes to get out of going.

class1
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class1 03/10/12 - 11:51 pm
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Do away with the tribunals.

Do away with the tribunals. The paper should post all the cases that the tribunals sends back to the schools for probation. That is an eye-opener! You want to fix test scores in Richmond County fix the discipline problems in the middle schools.

da-realist
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da-realist 03/12/12 - 02:17 am
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They should also post the

They should also post the ones found not guilty. My child was brought before tribunal with altered evidence. Thank God I had the proof and the tribunal found my child not guilty on all counts. I would never believed this goes on but I've been a victim to this. SMH!

toolman30909
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toolman30909 03/13/12 - 07:37 am
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these problems are starting

these problems are starting in the household. Parents discipline your kids please... for all of our sake i remember walking out in the yard to get a switch... what happened to those days

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/13/12 - 08:12 am
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It would be enlightening for

It would be enlightening for the Chronicle to do an in-depth series of articles on the alternative school. What is its budget? How many teachers? How many students? Average length of student stay in the school? Drop out rate? Recidivism rate? Sucess stories. Failure stories. Do the high schoolers influence the younger ones, and vice versa?

The way they write these tribunal stories, the Tubman alternative school is merely a black hole of which we know nothing — a place to send problem students from which there is no return. Surely it must be crowded.

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