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Tribunals expel two for possession of weapons

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Two Richmond County students who brought weapons to school have been expelled for the rest of the school year, according to tribunal results made public Monday.

A Spirit Creek Middle School student identified as H.W. was accused of having a BB gun in class on Aug. 26.

According to the tribunal report, he showed the BB gun to other students in class and told them if they said anything he would shoot them. When another student got up to go to the teacher, the report says, H.W. ran to her first and claimed he found the gun in a desk. The BB gun looked like a handgun, the report says.

A Richmond County tribunal found H.W. guilty of verbally abusing another student or school employee, threatening physical assault and failing to comply with laws, rules and regulations. He was found not guilty of failing to obey teacher commands.

He was expelled for the rest of this school year and suspended for the 2011-12 school year.

A Tubman Education Center Alternative Program student identified as R.S. was accused of having a pocketknife Aug. 30. A tribunal found him guilty of possessing a weapon on school property.

R.S. was expelled for the rest of this school year and assigned to Tubman for the 2011-12 school year. This was his second weapons-possession violation, the tribunal report shows.

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PWRSPD
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PWRSPD 09/27/10 - 02:00 pm
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A sharp pencil is as deadly a

A sharp pencil is as deadly a weapon as a bb gun or small knife.

1CowboyFan
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1CowboyFan 09/27/10 - 02:28 pm
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PWRSPD .... so what is your

PWRSPD .... so what is your point?

gabelle3150
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gabelle3150 09/27/10 - 02:45 pm
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My only comment is, How is it

My only comment is, How is it that these Richmond County students only receive expulsion and suspension where the child that brought the air pistol to North Augusta High School a couple of weeks ago is arrested and placed in a juvenile facility in Columbia? To my knowledge the NA student was not threatening anyone either...

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LynxRHot 09/27/10 - 03:10 pm
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I can remember the days of

I can remember the days of being in school and it was not a big deal to ask a guy if he had a pocket-knife on him. And, no, I'm not that old...I'm younger than 45. Sad that we can't even trust teenagers with a pocketknife anymore.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 09/27/10 - 03:28 pm
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So now these two can run the

So now these two can run the streets all day with an excuse and be productive members of society. YDC sounds like a good option, too bad you can't lock them up.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 09/27/10 - 03:32 pm
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gabelle, different states and

gabelle, different states and very different laws. It sucks.

airbud7
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airbud7 09/27/10 - 03:54 pm
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You mean no more bird hunting

You mean no more bird hunting w/bb gun during recess! what is the world coming to?

Mudfish
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Mudfish 09/27/10 - 05:50 pm
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I can remember as a cub scout

I can remember as a cub scout in Monte Sano school, we would wear our knife hanging on a clip from our belt.
Boy, times have changed.

RAINBOW
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RAINBOW 09/27/10 - 06:37 pm
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Someone should make these

Someone should make these kids do something meaningful instead of letting them roam everywhere while not in school.maybe they parents will do something.

Suzy Q
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Suzy Q 09/27/10 - 07:02 pm
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When I was in HS (in CC) all

When I was in HS (in CC) all the boys had pocket knives, and probably better than half kept a hunting rifle in their truck. They wouldn't have thought to pull out a knife or gun during a fight. A fight meant both of you hit the ground and wailed on each other until it was over.

Whatever happened to beating the snot out of each other, shaking hands when it was done and moving on?

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 09/27/10 - 08:07 pm
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Suzy, those days stopped the

Suzy, those days stopped the same time we as parents were no longer allowed to discipline our children. Spank a child now and they tell their friends and their friends call the cops. It's complete chaos in this world! You know, if we as a country would stop taking care of children in other countries and clean up our own backyard, we might be in a better place!

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hrblunt1956 09/28/10 - 10:17 am
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the bottom line .....you

the bottom line .....you teach from early on ,that it is not permitted,allowed , sanctioned, or tollerated to take anything that is classified as a weapon to or on school property , YOU are eventually responsible for conveying this to your kids , and while advising them of these violations , they should also be aware of the consiquences of haiving considered and then done so . and once apprehended of such violations they should be dealt with according to the laws set forth for such infractions . they should not be allowed to participate in public schools around otherwise good kids whom like nothing more than to just learn . it is very unfortunate that some parents do not take the time to issue such training and advise to their children , and then seem shocked and bewildered when they are comfronted with this kind of delima involving their child ....sad .. and yet enexcusable ..............

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corgimom 09/29/10 - 12:52 am
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".....you teach from early on

".....you teach from early on ,that it is not permitted,allowed , sanctioned, or tollerated to take anything that is classified as a weapon to or on school property , "

Listen, you can't even get parents to follow dress codes for their children, pay their lunchroom bills, or teach their children not to take electronic games, I-pods, and cell phones to school, let alone weapons.

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