Tribunals expel two for possession of weapons

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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