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Richmond County teacher arrested in Athens

Sunday, March 23, 2014 12:13 AM
Last updated Monday, March 24, 2014 7:41 AM
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A Richmond County teacher was arrested Friday during a school field trip in Athens.

Vernell Morgan, who teaches at Glenn Hills High School, was charged with shoplifting and reckless conduct to a minor, Rich­mond County director of school safety Alfonzo Williams said Saturday night.

Morgan drove to Athens separately from students and teachers, while bringing a 3-year-old child. After she was arrested, Clarke County authorities learned the child had been left alone in Morgan’s hotel room, Williams confirmed.

“That’s why she was charged with reckless conduct to a minor,” he said. “The child was unharmed and turned over to family members.”

Morgan was released on $2,500 bond, according to Clarke County’s Web site.

“We’re still waiting to get additional information from the Clarke County police department,” Williams said. “We still haven’t gotten the police reports, so no decision has been made (about Morgan).”

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Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/23/14 - 01:24 am
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Private school

is the only answer!!!

myfather15
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myfather15 03/23/14 - 05:40 am
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Fire her!! Revoke her

Fire her!! Revoke her teaching license!!

myfather15
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myfather15 03/23/14 - 05:42 am
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Dixie

You're absolutely correct!! Private schools are the only way to go, for those who can afford them. Public schools are getting more and more "teachers" like this. More and more public schools are also nothing more than liberal indoctrination centers!!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/23/14 - 05:51 am
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myfather

I have been preaching that for years.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 03/23/14 - 07:35 am
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I just finished doing some

I just finished doing some work for a teacher at one of the southside schools, He says all the pupils know at that school is sex and fighting. They have no people skills and sleep in class and he gets corrected by the parents and the principal when he corrects the students. He is trying to do his job but the students attending the school will not let him. They are being brought up by a parent with a different attitude about what is right and what is wrong. He has resided to the fact that he can teach the ones who want to learn and let the others sleep. The sleepers will get their social certificate and go into the workforce with nothing but expect alot and then claim they were discriminated against.

kissofdeath
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kissofdeath 03/23/14 - 08:48 am
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All suspects are innocent

All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. The above person only been charged unless otherwise stated.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/23/14 - 08:52 am
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Release

So the Clarke Co. police department released Ms. Morgan on bond, even though the investigation is ongoing. Isn't that a bit premature? And I’ll bet the child is back with its mother by now, despite the reckless conduct.

Here is what will happen. School Superintendent Roberson will phone the Clarke Co. police department and tell them what a good person Ms. Morgan is. The police department will drop the charges and expunge the arrest record. Richmond Co. BOE will renew her teaching contract for next school year, and everybody will be happy. After all, it was "no harm, no foul," and this is March Madness.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/23/14 - 08:57 am
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ARC teacher Hotel room child

No comment until additional facts are release...

corgimom
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corgimom 03/23/14 - 09:15 am
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JRC, you are absolutely

JRC, you are absolutely correct.

If a teacher corrects a student, they are "racist" and "picking on the child". They are "abusing" a child when they correct them.

I've seen it myself, and it's not just in RC schools.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 03/23/14 - 09:32 am
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As a public school teacher, I

As a public school teacher, I wish I had the money to send mine to private.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/23/14 - 10:03 am
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As the world turns

How sad.....sex & fighting & that is coming from someone who knows.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/23/14 - 10:42 am
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"JRC, you are absolutely

"JRC, you are absolutely correct.

If a teacher corrects a student, they are "racist" and "picking on the child". They are "abusing" a child when they correct them.

I've seen it myself, and it's not just in RC schools."

Not only is it not confined to RC and similar systems, it is not confined to black parents. I have a family member teaching in ColCo and she is disgusted with the lack of support she gets from the principal when parents gripe.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 03/23/14 - 11:59 am
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"All suspects are innocent

"All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty. The above person only been charged unless otherwise stated."

I wonder if this poster felt the same about George Zimmerman?

corgimom
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corgimom 03/23/14 - 02:01 pm
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seenit, there was a 5 year

seenit, there was a 5 year old boy that told another 5 year old girl "I want to have sex with you."

The girls' parents RAISED CAIN and all the school would do is offer to transfer the girl- when SHE didn't do anything wrong!

The boy was "special ed" so there was nothing they could do to him.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/23/14 - 02:27 pm
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Our school system

corgi...I have heard of incidents like that....we are doing a huge injustice to the kids who really want to learn..how did we get this way...I know it was different in my school days.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/23/14 - 08:05 pm
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Private school is the only

Private school is the only answer...

If these allegations all prove to be true, the teacher should be held accountable. However, it is tiresome to see the constant use of a single incident to always indict public schools, yet see transgressions of private school teachers as an anomaly.

Not one of these commenters would have suggested abandoning private schools after the students from Aquinas High School were left stranded overseas by a teacher.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/23/14 - 09:38 pm
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There have also been numerous

There have also been numerous reports of private school teachers having sex with their students, abusing children, etc.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/23/14 - 09:39 pm
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But how can leaving a 3 year

But how can leaving a 3 year old baby in a motel room in a strange city for hours be "reckless conduct to a minor" and not child endangerment and felony child abuse?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/23/14 - 09:44 pm
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Kind, Gentle

The police are kinder and gentler in Athens, Corgi.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/24/14 - 12:24 am
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"I wonder if this poster felt

"I wonder if this poster felt the same about George Zimmerman?"

Probably not since we all knew that Zimmerman was a killer.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 03/24/14 - 06:48 am
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You ain't seen nothing yet...

6th graders in the same school as 12 graders? What a bunch of brainiacs you have running the school board.

edcushman
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edcushman 03/24/14 - 08:41 am
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corgimom, you are correct.
Unpublished

"If a teacher corrects a student, they are "racist" and "picking on the child". They are "abusing" a child when they correct them."
corgimom, you are correct. This was brought about by the Great Society, democrats, liberals and black leaders. 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock. Generation after generation of leaches on the society. It is not just black leaches there are plenty of white leaches as well.

edcushman
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edcushman 03/24/14 - 08:49 am
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"Probably not since we all
Unpublished

"Probably not since we all knew that Zimmerman was a killer."
TM, a killer yes a murder no. It is justified to kill in self defense.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 03/24/14 - 08:59 am
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Private schools are no better

Private schools are no better than public-teachers get paid less than their public counterparts so the same issues are still there. It isn't the school it's the people who make the school-that's the difference.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/24/14 - 09:13 am
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Zimmerman is a killer. You

Zimmerman is a killer.
You agree with me.

allhans
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allhans 03/24/14 - 09:55 am
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Richmond County teacher....

Richmond County teacher....

edcushman
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edcushman 03/24/14 - 10:29 am
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"Zimmerman is a killer. You
Unpublished

"Zimmerman is a killer.
You agree with me."
TM, It is justified to kill in self defense.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 03/24/14 - 10:45 am
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So it is "justified" to kill

So it is "justified" to kill little inconveniences because some female forgot their birth control or it didn't work -so anyone who has an abortion is a killer too Truthmatters. You have to agree with yourself. It is also legal and justified.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 03/24/14 - 06:57 pm
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Truth Matters... (not really)

Truth Matters... (not really) how about a snappy comeback for this one?

kissofdeath 3/12/14 @ 0929 Commenting on the BLACK SC State trooper that shot an elderly white man.

"What a story officer cried aftering shooting a unarmed black subject. I never heard of any officers, who has shot and killed a black subject weep.First of all, this officer who thought a cane was a shot gun must not had proper training. I'm sure officers trained with guns on a daily basics and should no the difference from a cane and a shot gun. This officer claimed to weep is a bunch of bologna. There a pattern of excessive force used by white officers toward black subjects. When will someone speak out about these deadly shooting that is occurring rapidly against black subject by white officers?"

Sean Moores replies...

@kissofdeath
As far as I can tell from the video, the officer was black and the 70-year-old man was white. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggas9eVGKsk

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/25/14 - 03:26 pm
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@ Gage Creed Why don't you

@ Gage Creed

Why don't you ask "@kissofdeath" to comment further? I don't have a clue as to what his/her post means but I am curious, however, as to why you think that would be something that I would want to address.

You want to talk about RACE, go right ahead but don't invite me to join you. Let me suggest that you not make assumptions about a person's ethnicity based solely on posts. You are not the first to do that.

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