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Richmond County school teacher arrested Friday on drug related charges

Friday, March 28, 2014 9:51 PM
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A Richmond County teacher was arrested Friday on drug related charges.

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Chris Gordon, a teacher at Glenn Hills High School, was charged with misdemeanor possession after authorities found less than an ounce of marijuana in his vehicle, according to Richmond County jail records.

Gordon, 30, of Grovetown, was arrested on school grounds, Richmond County director of school safety Alfonzo Williams said.

The investigation is ongoing and no decision has been made on Gordon’s employment, Williams said.

“Nothing has been decided yet,” Williams said of Gordon’s employment. “Once we gather all the facts, the Richmond County school superintendent will make a final decision.”

Gordon’s arrest marks the fourth incident in the last month involving a Richmond County school teacher.

Annette Lewis Mayo, a Richmond County elementary school teacher, resigned this week amid allegations that she ignored a 7-year-old girl’s repeated attempts to notify her of bullying.

On March 21, Vernell Morgan, who also teaches at Glenn Hills High School, was charged with shoplifting and reckless conduct to a minor, after reportedly leaving a 3-year-old child alone in an Athens, Ga., hotel room.

Before that, Thurston Williams, a teacher at Tutt Middle School, was placed on leave for cutting a student’s shirt with scissors. Williams said he was joking when he snipped the boy’s clothing.

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corgimom
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corgimom 03/28/14 - 09:35 pm
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People have lost every ounce

People have lost every ounce of common sense they ever had. Pot in his car, when he knows schools are drug-free zones?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/28/14 - 10:49 pm
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"Gordon’s arrest marks the

"Gordon’s arrest marks the fourth incident in the last month involving a Richmond County school teacher."

Somehow it all fits. Not surprised at all.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 03/29/14 - 07:15 am
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so now we know why drugs n
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so now we at least know why drugs are a problem at glenn hills. maybe the place needs a serious razing to the ground, forget about building another one, since the kids that go there don't seem to want an education, the teachers are getting high in the parking lot, and the parents turn their heads the other way and point to someone else to solve the problem. taxpayer waste of money!!!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 03/29/14 - 07:16 am
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Please,

Stop picking on the teachers in RC. He was only smoking a little dope. They need these fine teachers to bring up the level of education in RC.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 03/29/14 - 08:13 am
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If I still worked there I may

If I still worked there I may have needed some too. Thank God I don't!! I don't know where they are finding these "teachers" but in no way do they represent all of the real teachers who work hard each and everyday.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/29/14 - 08:24 am
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This may come as a surprise

This may come as a surprise to some, but I am not siding with this guy is this case. 1) weed, in any amount, for any purpose is illegal in Georgia. The police will come down hard on you if you're caught with it. 2) he knew that the police dogs sniff the parking lots at his school on a regular basis. If he wants to be a recreational user, he should do it within the confines of his own home. If he loses his job, sure that is sad but he was the one who put himself out there. People who think that Georgia will one day decriminalize weed are crazy. It wasn't until just recently that one could even purchase alcohol on Sunday here.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/29/14 - 08:25 am
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Easy to understand why my

Easy to understand why my friend's daughter lives in ColCo. She teaches in Richmond Co., but her children go to school in ColCo.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/14 - 09:02 am
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scooby--I understand

I would smoke too if I taught there...

pja5529
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pja5529 03/29/14 - 09:31 am
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Teaches in Richmond County

But lives in Columbia County...don't bring your crimes over here, we have enough to deal with.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/29/14 - 10:33 am
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How many times do I have to post this?

Government schools = child abuse. Get a second job, mortgage your house, whatever it takes to send your kids to a good private school.
Fact: The occupational group that sends the highest percentage of its children to private school is -- not doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, but -- public school teachers!!
Where do Obama's girls go to school? DC public school system? Hah. Sidwell Friends, private Quaker school, where Amy Carter, Chelsea Clinton, Al Gore's kids, etc. etc. went.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/29/14 - 10:58 am
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Crimes?

"But lives in Columbia County...don't bring your crimes over here, we have enough to deal with."

Sorry, I don't understand. What crime?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/29/14 - 11:25 am
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Dixieman is right!

Do whatever it takes especially in Richmond County to send your children to a private school and probably a christian themed one at that.

Our daughter went to a local church school and did very well for herself. She has three degrees to include a doctorate and is well rounded and well grounded. We are proud!

Lose some of the fluff in your budget and make it happen. It will be a great investment.

OJP
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OJP 03/29/14 - 12:25 pm
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The most dangerous thing about marijuana is that it's illegal.

He broke the law and should have known better, but come on, it's weed. Ruining this man's life for smoking weed is absurd.

edcushman
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edcushman 03/29/14 - 01:47 pm
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'2) he knew that the police
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'2) he knew that the police dogs sniff the parking lots at his school on a regular basis.'
Pot makes a person stupid, this is a good example

grovetownman
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grovetownman 03/29/14 - 03:31 pm
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you holier than thou CC
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you holier than thou CC people make me sick. You think your teachers over there at your precious schools are saints, then the wool has been pulled over your eyes. Showing up to teach with a buzz on, high school teachers beating their husbands, softball coaches sleeping with their players. That's just the tip of the ice berg. GB high school having a MEGA drug problem, worse that most in RC. What makes CC better than RC is not teachers, kids, it's the parents. You have WAY MORE parental involvement in CC than RC. The teaching isn't any better in CC. It's the parents.

WillyWanker
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WillyWanker 03/29/14 - 06:06 pm
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Having to deal with children

Having to deal with children from dysfunctional parent(s) daily is a job I wouldn't want. Perhaps a bit of pot during break keeps the nerves and stress under control.

Cestlavie
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Cestlavie 03/29/14 - 08:02 pm
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Some of you act as if RC is

Some of you act as if RC is the only system with drug problems. I guarantee that the drug problem at Lakeside and other CC high schools are just as bad as RC. It's just not publicized as much. As far as Glenn Hills is concerned, there are many excellent teachers at the school who don't deserve to be lumped into the same category as the two teachers that are in trouble.

Truth Matters
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Truth Matters 03/29/14 - 08:34 pm
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I agree with @pja...don't

I agree with @pja...don't bring your pot into Richmond County.

This teacher is not representative of all RC teachers any more than he is representative of all the people who live in Grovetown.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/29/14 - 08:54 pm
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Contract Renewal

Isn't May the month they renew teacher contacts? Do you think they will renew his?

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 03/29/14 - 09:10 pm
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Pot head
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Guy looks like a total stoner.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 03/29/14 - 09:30 pm
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Okay, someone has got to say

Okay, someone has got to say it. Has anyone ever considered the remotest possibility that he is not guilty? The article says: "The investigation is ongoing and no decision has been made on Gordon’s employment, (Alfonzo) Williams said." And adds: “'Nothing has been decided yet,' Williams said of Gordon’s employment.
'Once we gather all the facts, the Richmond County school superintendent will make a final decision.'" I respect Alfonzo Williams more and more. Just because someone is arrested doesn't mean they are guilty of the charges. I can think of half a dozen reasons why someone might plant that pot in his car and Little Lamb just added one of them. Far-fetched? Not around here.

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oldredneckman96 04/02/14 - 02:11 am
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Pot Head
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The addiction to pot is so strong, a weak person has no chance to escape it. If we will put all convicted drup dealers in jail for life, we may then say we are fighting a drug war. Make all convicted criminals earn their keep in jail recycling trash. That removes the cost of keeping them in jail and keeps dope and the crime that comes with it off our streets. Go ahead pot heads and give this a thumbs down, if you ever get off dope you will then realize it is the dope making you say the gibberish you spew to try to rationalize your drug use. And one last word; tobacco and alcohol, although legal are still drugs!

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