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Two Evans pupils charged with sexual battery

Friday, March 30, 2012 12:42 PM
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Authorities charged two Bel Air Elemen­tary School pupils with sexual battery Friday morning.

“Both suspects physically assaulted another male student in similar fashion as to that involving the Charlie Rape Gang,” said Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris in an e-mail.

The boys are ages 11 and 12 and live in Evans, Morris said.

Bel Air Elementary administrators informed the sheriff’s office Friday after receiving an e-mail from a concerned parent.

“As we understand it, this type of activity has been occurring for several days, but no additional victims have come forward,” Morris said.

The boys are awaiting a hearing before county Juvenile Court Judge Douglas Flanagan.

The Charlie Rape Gang is a group of five Lakeside Middle School pupils accused last month of sexually assaulting classmates by “dry-humping” them.

Two of the boys with a history of discipline problems were expelled by a school system hearing officer during a March 7 hearing for the remainder of this school year and the first semester of next school year. The other boys received additional days of in-school suspension.

All the boys still face charges of simple battery in juvenile court.

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/30/12 - 01:12 pm
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As I have said here before:

As I have said here before: Private school.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 03/30/12 - 01:13 pm
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not more of those goody goody

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not more of those goody goody CC kids???? if my kids had done this in school (or anywhere for that matter), the school or the court system would not have had to worry about them.....

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/30/12 - 01:50 pm
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How are you going to arrest

How are you going to arrest 12-13 year olds?

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 03/30/12 - 02:05 pm
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Like private schools don't

Like private schools don't have problems. It's the parents and the kids!

blmartin77
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blmartin77 03/30/12 - 02:07 pm
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When is Columbia County

When is Columbia County School Board going to realize that this positive reinforcement discipline poop that is being forced down the throats of teachers and administrators is failing our children?? Positivie discipline works for children coming from home with structure and discipline already in place but not where children have no guidance at home.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 03/30/12 - 02:24 pm
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@blmartin77, I would not jump

@blmartin77, I would not jump to conclusions that these kids do not have guidance at home, we don't know what their parents are like. The truth is that even good well raised kids somethimes do crap behind their parents back that they would never do in front of them and if we all think our kids have never done anything wrong then we are fooling ourselves, they may have just been smart enough to not get caught. It isn't only kids who have bad parents that do wrong. @tanbaby, what makes you think that all the kids in CC are goody goody? My daughter went to CC schools she was a military kid, and we are an average hard working family, we are not rich, nor do we think we are better than anyone and a large part of CC citizens are just like us. Saying that ALL in CC are goody goody is like saying all of RC is trash, it is a generalization.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/30/12 - 02:37 pm
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All these arrests are getting

All these arrests are getting to be a little strange. Did Columbia County start putting Viagra in the middle school drinking fountains or is an extreme emphasis on sex pervading the thoughts of Columbia County school administrators?

blmartin77
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blmartin77 03/30/12 - 02:39 pm
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my point is we need a

my point is we need a disciplinary system that rewards Good behavior but also will punish bad behavior. My wife, a teacher, was confronted by her principle and told that under the new positive behavioral modification system implented by the county this year she was no longer allowed to even send home pink slips to alert parents of negative behavior. That is simply crazy and there has been a marked decline in good behavior and learning ability at her school as the year has progressed when it should be the opposite.

woodymeister
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woodymeister 03/30/12 - 02:40 pm
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How many parents have had a

How many parents have had a firm conversation with their kids regarding the Charlie Rape Gang incident? Sounds like not enough. Our kids will do a lot of things that we don't like, but it is our responsibility as parents to make sure that we educate our kids on the "rights" and "wrongs". Sit down with your kids and explain the ramifications of emulating this behaviour. It's stupid and it shows a lack of self control as well as a lack of respect for others. As a "goody goody" parent in Columbia County, I'm proud that I have taken the time to discuss this issue with my kids and given them another round of clear expectations regarding their behaviour. We brought these kids into this world and it's our responsibility to shape them into good members of society.

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Craig Spinks 03/30/12 - 03:09 pm
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(B)lmartin77, If we had a

(B)lmartin77,

If we had a school board attorney with a backbone(Judge James G. Blanchard, Jr. comes to mind.), administrators would have someone to back them when enabling parents protested the CCSS"s use of "atavistic" processes like punishment for misdeeds. However, inasmuch as our BOE's current attorney is a wuss who fears parental confrontations, particularly those in courtrooms, we should not be surprised that our public school system has started along that same long downward behavioral slide on which Pete has conducted the RCSS for the last forty years.

God help the kids in our CCSS, our BOE, our school system staff and our county if we don't quickly find a board lawyer with a backbone.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 03/30/12 - 03:55 pm
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I totally agree with your

I totally agree with your last comment blmartin77, the school should be allowed to discipline more, so should parents for that matter. Also, good kids should be rewarded. Discipline went by the way side years ago and so has our youth, when schools cannot punish and parents are often affraid to this is what happens, the news is proof of that everyday.

Goaliemom1987
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Goaliemom1987 03/30/12 - 04:14 pm
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CCSS implemented "PBIS" which

CCSS implemented "PBIS" which is a joke! We reward the kids with golden spike tickets the ones who are being good,now we were told to hand out so many a day and with all we have to do they want us to pass these out. Ask the older (4&5th graders) if they care? No they could care less yet CCSS spent WHO knows how much money on this and it's not working. The reason they did this is they want to reduce the amount of behavior children that are sent to the office. It looks bad to the school when they have so many behaviors,teachers are more or less told to handle it themselves and NOT bother the administration.Way to go CCSS!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/30/12 - 06:01 pm
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Positive Behavior

Positive Behavior Intervention System is nothing more than the old Positive Reinforcement garbage left over from the 70s and 80s. Positive strokes for bad little folks. It didn't work then and it doesn't work now. Just another excuse to not take the time and trouble to teach kids the boundaries. In fact, it was the beginning of our downfall with our kids and our schools. What works is Negative Behavior Intervention. You tell them the rules and when they break them you come down on them swiftly, firmly, consistently, and with both feet. I don't know what nincompoop thinks PBIS will work in a school system but I'll bet I wouldn't agree with their politics either.

Swampman
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Swampman 03/30/12 - 09:21 pm
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This kind of thing is not

This kind of thing is not new. A personal memoir and confession:

In December 1970, just before my daddy got home from Vietnam, I was an early-maturing 6th grader in northwest Georgia. My middle school was in the rough section of town, and some of those rough kids, a couple of whom had failed a grade and were big, formed their own little Charlie Rape Gang. They started in on some of the kids in gym, same stuff as in the news story. The gym coach, who would paddle you hard for talking in class, hid himself in his office and heard no evil. For two or three weeks, this went on, and the assaults...escalated. It was a living nightmare. One day, as I stumbled upon and fled from another one of these degradations being performed upon a favorite victim, one of the perps yelled after me that my turn was coming.

Two days later, he caught me walking around the backside of the gym. He knocked me down. I saw grass and red clay and, as he was telling me what I was about to do, I saw a great big chunk of broken cinderblock. Right there. Like God had given it to me.

A fractured skull, a broken jaw, six shattered teeth and, well, head wounds bleed a lot...but after I told them why I did it, the school officials did not know what to do with me. A week later, my daddy got home from Vietnam and I was out of that place like it was on fire, on to my Dad's next posting. So it didn't exactly make the news.

This stuff isn't new. Hearing about it is, which probably represents an improvement in the overall situation. We won't prevent it by arguing about declining morals, educational theories or the politics of teaching. School is a jungle, and kids are mean little monkeys.

I recommend cinderblocks.

KSL
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KSL 03/30/12 - 09:39 pm
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Swampman, I too was a student

Swampman, I too was a student in a West Georgia school system, a few years ahead of you. I guarantee that was not going on in our school system. I am so sorry that happened to you. Parents took to the school authorities big time. Something goes wrong with the Feds get in the way.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/31/12 - 06:28 am
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We can thank the

We can thank the internet--tv--music--all the gadgets in our world today.....they know more at the age of 10 than we knew at 15.....

But at 11 & 12......whatcha gonna do with em!!

madgerman
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madgerman 03/31/12 - 11:46 am
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There used to be a Juvenile

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There used to be a Juvenile judge in Gary Indianna who had the perfect answer until the PC police got him. In his court he reguired the entire class from school as visitors and he insisted mommy ans daddy attend. If a kid was found guilty then mommy or daddy was required to perform their parental duties right there and then, if they refused they were hauled off to jail and the kid was put into juvenile detention. Bottom line was they city had very little problems with teens acting up and crime went to nothing. But in the end it was deemed that the judge was too strict and he was removed. P.S. Gary today is a cesspool of illegal activirty.

leebraxjr
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leebraxjr 03/31/12 - 05:36 pm
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I was brought up with parents

I was brought up with parents that believed they were responsible for me until I turned 18. The Bible, which my parents went by, mentions that parents are responsible for the sins of their children until an adult. There is no age given, but society made the law and we must abide by it as much as possible. The reason we are responsible is because we are supposed to teach our children when they get older that God is there for them. Us as parents are done at age 18.
My step son thought that when he turned 17 that me and my wife as parents could not do anything to him when he acted up. I made a point to him after his whipping that he is never to old and as long as he is under this roof he will abide. The door is open for him, the day he thinks he is a man and can do what he wants is the day he goes on his own.

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Billyds999 04/07/12 - 11:37 pm
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Call me an old homophobe, or

Call me an old homophobe, or just plain politically incorrect, but these are boys, sexually assaulting another boy...?
- Back in my day, the whole school would be calling the perps "f_ggotts", and they would have been beat up by the good-ole rednecks of school. End of problem.
But today, our good-ole boys would be arrested for a hate-crime, and let the perverts come back to school and assault more of our kids.

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