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Student, 19, found with gun, drugs on school property

Friday, March 28, 2014 9:47 PM
Last updated Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:14 AM
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A 19-year-old Butler High School student was arrested Friday after police say he was found with drugs and a firearm on school property.

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Earl Donte Jackson, 19, of Augusta, has been charged with felony counts of possession of a weapon on school grounds, possession of marijuana on school property and disrupting public school, according to Richmond County jail records.

About 11:50 a.m., a Richmond County Board of Education public safety officer found a .22-caliber handgun and less than an ounce of marijuana in Jackson’s 2007 Honda Accord, which was parked next to Butler’s gymnasium, according to an incident report.

Richmond County’s director of school safety Alfonzo Williams said his department will continue to investigate the incident.

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deestafford
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deestafford 03/28/14 - 10:08 pm
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And a 19 year old is at the school for what reason?

And a 19 year old is at the school for what reason?

studmuffin1533
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studmuffin1533 03/28/14 - 10:09 pm
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19 and still in high school?

Q: What is long and hard on a Butler student?

A: 10th grade.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/28/14 - 10:38 pm
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Nothing wrong with that, they

Nothing wrong with that, they can go to high school until they are 21.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/28/14 - 10:39 pm
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But if you look on the AC

But if you look on the AC site, he was listed as one of the graduates of the class of 2013.

So is he a student, or not?

Travis Highfield
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Travis Highfield 03/28/14 - 10:56 pm
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12th grader

He's a student.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/29/14 - 12:22 am
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So, when are people going to

So, when are people going to focus on the root cause of people like this cat doing what they do? All of the discipline issues, lack of respect for education, lack of desire to assimilate, etc., etc. have a basis. What is it and when will the people have the guts to address it?

burninater
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burninater 03/29/14 - 01:02 am
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Root cause?

People that study juvenile delinquency have identified numerous potential causes and contributors to individual cases. No two kids are alike, and for every kid that falls into specific risk groups, there are numerous other kids with the same risk factors that never fall into delinquency.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/29/14 - 06:30 am
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It's all about personal

It's all about personal choices. You either want to stay out of trouble, or you don't. You either want to get an education, or you don't. You either pick good friends, or you don't.

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 03/29/14 - 07:30 am
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nocnoc
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nocnoc 03/29/14 - 07:44 am
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A picture for the name

His Mugshot and booking photo
http://www.lookwhogotbusted.com/augusta-ga/jackson-earl-donte-2

BTW: Mugshot lists him as

22

not 19, way too old for school.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/29/14 - 08:11 am
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MUg shot says 22

and we want to put our 6th graders with this??

Now come on here & tell me how we are trashing the school system...yeh--right!

iaaffg
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iaaffg 03/29/14 - 08:22 am
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19 and still in school?

19 and still in school? either this person has a comprehension problem, or they are like the revolving door prisoners, you know, the ones who like jail so much, as soon as they get out, they commit a crime so they can go back in. maybe there are kids who enjoy the torture of public school so much, they flunk on purpose, just to go back, or just to avoid having to go out in the real world and take on real responsibilities and be a real citizen. butler high, glenn hills high: these two places are always in the paper for rotten kids with rotten habits and rotten attitudes. when does the taxpayer get to stand up and say: enough of wasting money on these losers, throw them out, permanently! if you are 19 and still in high school, chances are you aren't much an achiever in the first place and 19 is way too late to instill any kind of ambition, responsibility, or character anymore, so you should just be cut loose and go to the school of hard knocks.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/29/14 - 09:18 am
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A student can be retained

A student can be retained just once and still be 19.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 03/29/14 - 09:35 am
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Maybe he's a baseball player

Maybe he's a baseball player from the Dominican Republic. In the Dominican he's 22, in the US he's 19.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/29/14 - 12:35 pm
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"It's all about personal choices." corgi

No, it's all about no parenting!! Period! itsanotherday says get to the root problem and that root problem is no good sperm donors and single mothers.

Nothing will change until those who create human beings become families and teach basic principals. But, guess what? It will never happen because the cycle can't be broken.

burninater
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burninater 03/29/14 - 02:56 pm
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"itsanotherday says get to

"itsanotherday says get to the root problem and that root problem is no good sperm donors and single mothers."
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Without a doubt, insufficient supervision contributes to delinquency.

But there are far more children of single mothers that DON'T get into trouble than do. So calling this "the root cause" is silly, and simply an avoidance of the complexity of the issues involved.

corgimom
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corgimom 03/29/14 - 08:47 pm
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iaaffg, if a child starts

iaaffg, if a child starts kindergarten at 6, they will be 19 when they graduate.

And who would have a problem with that?

corgimom
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corgimom 03/29/14 - 08:49 pm
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I knew plenty of kids when I

I knew plenty of kids when I was in school that came from intact homes and they were major hellraisers.

We all did.

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Cestlavie 03/29/14 - 08:51 pm
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I know the young man and his

I know the young man and his family; he comes from a middle class family with both parents in the home. He is a very bright young man who is making not so bright decisions. He was retained in his senior year; he is only 19, the other website has the wrong age. My prayers and thoughts go to him and his family because I know they have done everything they could to help him be successful. Unfortunately, he chose to do the opposite of what he was taught and shown to do. Hopefully this will be a wake-up call for him.

burninater
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burninater 03/29/14 - 09:51 pm
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"I know the young man and his

"I know the young man and his family; he comes from a middle class family with both parents in the home."
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Huh.

It's almost like people who claim they know the "root problem" simply based on where a kid is from, and what he looks like, actually know absolutely nothing about what's really going on.

Every kid, and every person, is different.

It is pure foolishness to think we can know everything about a person based on what their name is, or where they're from, or what they look like.

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