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Glenn Hills Middle student arrested in campus gun incident

Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 8:25 PM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 9:35 AM
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A 15-year-old Glenn Hills Middle School student was arrested Thursday and charged with armed robbery and the possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime after bringing a gun to campus after an altercation the day before.

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Richmond County School Safety and Security Chief Alfonzo Williams said authorities are also searching for a T.W. Josey High School student regarding the incident.

Williams said the Josey student, whose name he did not release, walked into Glenn Hills Middle on Wednesday and attempted to rob a student of his cell phone in a bathroom.

During the altercation, another student reported seeing the Josey student with a gun. However Williams said the incident was not reported until later in the day, and a gun was never found. On Thursday, a parent notified the school that her daughter told her a boy had given her a gun to hold that morning.

Williams said officers identified the 15-year-old as the student who brought the unloaded .25 caliber semiautomatic handgun to campus and that he was connected to the assault by the Josey student Wednesday.

“It appears as though the two students conspired to rob this student and to take his cell phone,” Williams said. “It stems from an incident that occurred off of school campus, and they continued it onto school property.”

The victim received minor lacerations to his head, Williams said.

While officers continued to investigate and search for the Josey student, a basketball game scheduled for tonight at Glenn Hills was cancelled.

Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey said all students will go through hand wand detectors before entering school doors Friday.

COMING SUNDAY

The Augusta Chronicle looks at the number of weapons found at Richmond County schools.

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bdouglas
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bdouglas 01/16/14 - 09:47 pm
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A 15 year old in middle

A 15 year old in middle school? Off to such a bright and promising start, I see...

scoobynews
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scoobynews 01/17/14 - 05:12 am
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How much do you want to bet he wasn't an 8th grader either?

We have kids as old as 14 sitting in 6th grade classrooms with 11 and 12 year olds. How did a Josey student just "walk in"? Is there no one in the front office? Did someone let him in a side door? Plain crazy.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/17/14 - 07:16 am
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Explode button

We need a button that destroys a phone when stolen....it wouldn't be worth a dime if taken...

Midle school restroom.....this just blows my mind.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/17/14 - 07:19 am
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SeenIt's Exploding Phone

SeenIt, what if that destroy the phone thing gets a wrong number? Heh.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/17/14 - 08:01 am
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Sorry River

Some things just can't be helped.....accidents happen, just ask Washington DC/congress.....I look at congress as one big accident.

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Marinerman1 01/17/14 - 08:28 am
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Smart Daughter !!

The person who should be getting an "attaboy' is the daughter who has an open enough relationship with her Mom, to know right from wrong. The question to be answered also is, who owns the gun that the 'middle schooler' turd brought to school ?? YDC gets another inmate.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 01/17/14 - 08:42 am
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Proof?

"Well future republican voters go in and shot up schools an kill numerous children and adults, that's what they do, they know nothing else."

Do you have a link or any substantiation of this?

PrayN4U
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PrayN4U 01/17/14 - 08:50 am
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School safety

My granddaughter told me about this last night and I was shocked because the school had never called to notify anyone of the incident and that calls had come in threatening to shoot up the school today.
There was a robber at a store near Jamestown elementary and we received a call stating the police was looking for a suspect and the school was locked down. This happened in school and wasn't reported until later in the day. where is the safety of our children or does Glen Hills not rate?

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/17/14 - 09:35 am
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SHOWTIME - mis-states a fact 180 degrees

Liberals and Democrats with Guns are the ones mostly likely to kill.

Facts spelled out here:

Http://www.youtube.com/embed/FeTCkoXslsE?rel=0

toldyaso
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toldyaso 01/17/14 - 09:48 am
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just something to chew on

It's something in liberals' DNA: They think they can pass a law eliminating guns and nuclear weapons, but teenagers having sex is completely beyond our control.

The demand for more gun control in response to any crime involving a gun is exactly like Obama's response to North Korea's openly belligerent act of launching a long-range missile this week: Obama leapt to action by calling for worldwide nuclear disarmament.

If the SAT test were used to determine how stupid a liberal is, one question would be: "The best defense against lawless rogues who possess _______ is for law-abiding individuals to surrender their own _______________."
Additional Details
Correct answer: Guns. We would also have accepted nuclear weapons.

5 years ago
List of recent shooters. Honestly, do they sound republican??

-- Richard Poplawski, 23, product of a broken family, expelled from high school and dishonorably discharged from the Marines, who killed three policemen in Pittsburgh.

-- Former crack addict Jiverly Wong, 41, who told co-workers "America sucks" yet somehow was not offered a job as a speechwriter for Barack Obama. Wong blockaded his victims in a civic center in Binghamton, N.Y., and shot as many people as he could, before killing himself.

-- Robert Stewart, 45, a three-time divorcee and high school dropout with "violent tendencies" -- according to one of his ex-wives -- who shot up the nursing home in Carthage, N.C., where his newly estranged wife worked.

-- Lovelle Mixon, 26, a paroled felon, struggling to get his life back on track by pimping, who shot four cops in Oakland, Calif. -- before eventually being shot himself.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/17/14 - 10:17 am
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Hand Wand

From the story:

Deputy Superintendent Tim Spivey said all students will go through hand wand detectors before entering school doors Friday.

If they can do it on Friday, they might as well do it every day.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/17/14 - 10:39 am
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Why warn them?

Do it everyday and randomly spot check classrooms.

Telling them you plan to check, is like announcing
a RCSO Travel / Papers checkpoint location 24 hours
before it is set up.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/17/14 - 10:41 am
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Harden the Entrances

How quickly the Sandy Hook massacre fades into insignificance. Look at this from the story above:

Richmond County School Safety and Security Chief Alfonzo Williams said the Josey student . . . walked into Glenn Hills Middle on Wednesday and attempted to rob a student of his cell phone in a bathroom. During the altercation, another student reported seeing the Josey student with a gun.

One thing the schools should do (and it will have minimal cost) is to harden and lock all entrances to the schools. Allow entrance at only one location per building and have that entrance manned by a person entrusted to observe the person outside and establish what his business is before unlocking the door.

unapologetik
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unapologetik 01/17/14 - 10:47 am
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Liberal/Democrats

You people sicken me. Any store that contains the word "gun" turns into an invitation for you democrat/liberal opponents to bring up gun control. There is not one sentence in this article that remotely mentions gun rights or liberals taking your guns. And one of you had the nerve to say future liberals doing what they do...As far as I'm concerned, liberal must be the new "N-word". And one of you actually said "We can thank the Great Society, liberals/progressives, democrats and black leaders for this mess." Drop it. I'm pretty sure that a black leader or eligible democratic voter did NOT put a gun in that idiot's hand and tell him to commit armed robbery. I'm a tax paying, law abiding, legal gun owning DEMOCRAT. Just because someone is part of a political party does not mean that they embrace all of its policies. I love my guns and no one will take them from me. I also believe that citizens have the right to be armed and protect themselves. This article was not about democrats or republicans. It was about two foolish young criminals plotting to rob a kid for his cell phone. Stop turning everything into a political issue.

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bigj706 01/17/14 - 11:04 am
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Unapologetik way to go! on

Unapologetik way to go! on this complainville comments that never stick with what the topic is. Stay on task please. I know that's like lifting a ton to some of you I would like to just once see a story stay the story on what the comments are about not cheap shots or my chance to get on my soapbox. Half the people who everyone complains about don't even read this paper so your talking to yourselves just to hear yourself talk if it bother you that much that you have to comment about it even a story about kittens get out and do something about it!!!!!!!!!!!

teaparty
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teaparty 01/17/14 - 11:04 am
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" I'm a tax paying, law
Unpublished

" I'm a tax paying, law abiding, legal gun owning DEMOCRAT. Just because someone is part of a political party does not mean that they embrace all of its policies."
If you are a democrat you are supporting their Marxist/progressive agenda. As I said what created these 'two foolish young criminals' and MANY MORE just like them was the 'Great Society, liberals/progressives, democrats and black leaders'. I am not a republican but sounds like you need to find a new party, try going to a Tea Party meeting you might be surprised. The hippies, Marxists/socialists and communists from 60s & 70s and their students have taken over the democrat party.

unapologetik
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unapologetik 01/17/14 - 11:16 am
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teaparty you missed my whole

teaparty you missed my whole point. This story has nothing to do with politics. It's about stupid little criminals pulling a crime in a school with what's probably a stolen handgun. It's not about what I support or what you support. If you want to discuss politics, maybe a political forum will better suit your undying need to preach politics. A few of the commenters at least offered replies relevant to this article and I appreciate that. I just get sick of clicking on "Two Saved from Apartment Fire" and the comments being about political parties. It's just ridiculous.

bigj706
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bigj706 01/17/14 - 11:20 am
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Again good job! tell it

Again good job! tell it unapologetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/17/14 - 12:01 pm
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The Underlaying reason for GUNS in THUGS Hands

and not a School Teachers and School admin. hands is in fact a LIBERAL Political Issue.

The reason we have a harden Thug social class of people is Liberal Political based.

The Reason we have a whole segment of our population that feels divided from the rest is Liberal Political based agenda.

The reason generation after generation is without out, is because of a Liberal Political based issue to spoon fed, not free the poor to learn and grow out of poverty.

The reason that generation after generation is taught to HATE from womb to tomb, at every election is a is Liberal Political based issue.

BUT REGARDING THESE 2 THUGS.
They saw something they wanted
They felt it was owed to them.
They felt they wanted something they had not earned.
All boils down to family decay issue, that can be traced right back to the 1970's and the Liberal banter and Politically based social equality speeches made by GUESS WHOM?

The Liberal Political based DNC leaders and their cronies.

I, myself have said many times The DNC was highjacked by 60's Left Wing Radicals back in the mid 70's, and has been moving left every year since.

The NEW Socialist DNC, is not the DNC that my former
Yellow Dog Democrat family supported.

It continues to give and make dependent on Government
and not educate and free those for a better life.

$13 Trillion dollars and 50 years later, The Liberal Social meddling and spoon feeding has caused a major rip in the moral and social fabric of America.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/17/14 - 12:05 pm
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Most Have Been Liberal Minded

Karl Pierson – dead 18 year old Arapahoe High School shooter (hated Republicans)

Colorado School Shooter Another Violent Liberal,“Very Opinionated Socialist” Who Hated Republicans

nocnoc
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nocnoc 01/17/14 - 12:36 pm
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CG - You make a clear additional point.

Since they were NOT taught to HATE Republicans by Republicans.
Who does that leave? Correct they were taught HATE by Liberals.

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corgimom 01/17/14 - 01:26 pm
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Mentally disturbed people are

Mentally disturbed people are in both parties, and for anybody to think otherwise says more about them than those disturbed individuals.

The people that do those shootings are severely mentally ill and that has NOTHING to do with any political party, and shame on all of you that thinks it does.

corgimom
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corgimom 01/17/14 - 01:32 pm
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But now those two can go to

But now those two can go to the Tubman Reformatory, where they can meet others just like them.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/17/14 - 01:52 pm
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And Get

some real good advanced liberal education.

bigj706
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bigj706 01/17/14 - 02:49 pm
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And lets bring aliens from

And lets bring aliens from mars in this also since we are bringing anything that we want in this story. "Is this like the X Files guys wow!!!!"

teaparty
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teaparty 01/17/14 - 04:10 pm
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" teaparty you missed my
Unpublished

" teaparty you missed my whole point. This story has nothing to do with politics."
unapologetik, actually you are the one that missed the point. This CASE AND THOUSANDS MORE LIKE it is all about politics. The politics of liberals/progressives, democrats and black leaders are responsible for creating these thugs and 100 of thousands more.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/17/14 - 04:18 pm
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Truly Amazing!

When real Facts, Reasons or Common Sense are entered into a issue, "some" will just bury their heads deeper into the sand and try to run away from it by any means that they are capable of!

unapologetik
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unapologetik 01/17/14 - 05:22 pm
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All I can do is shake my head

All I can do is shake my head at you political martyrs who only offer "facts" about how it's the fault of liberals and offer no solution. There were mindless criminals before there was a republican or democratic party. Don't place blame, offer a solution and put criminals where they belong.

bigj706
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bigj706 01/17/14 - 05:27 pm
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And fix that broken record!!!

And fix that broken record!!! teaparty we got it!!!!!!!!!! Democrats black leaders blah blah blah!

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