Students punished for drugs, fighting

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Taking inappropriate photos or videos of classmates, drug violations and fisticuffs landed several students in trouble, according to Richmond County tribunal findings made public Monday. Here are findings from tribunal hearings held March 11:

- A Butler High School student was suspended for the rest of this year and all of the 2011-12 year after he was seen smoking marijuana outside the gym Feb. 16. He was already on probation from a previous tribunal. He can attend the Tubman Center Alternative Program for 2011-12 in lieu of long-term suspension.

- Two Glenn Hills High School students were suspended for the rest of this school year and all of 2011-12 after they were found with oxycodone Feb. 28. There was evidence one of the students, who receives special services, was selling or distributing the pills. His decision is subject to review by the special education team. Both have the option to attend the alternative program.

- A Tutt Middle School pupil was suspended for the rest of this year and the first semester of 2011-12 after he pulled down a female pupil's shorts Feb. 28. He has the option to attend the alternative program.

- A Hephzibah Middle School pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year after she took a picture of a pupil undressing in the locker room Feb. 28, then posted the photo on her Facebook page. She has the option to attend the alternative program.

- A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year after he took video of a pupil about to use the restroom and posted it on YouTube on March 2. He can attend the alternative program.

- A Spirit Creek Middle pupil was suspended out of school for two more days and assigned to in-school suspension for 10 days after he fought another pupil and, during the fight, pushed a teacher into a bookshelf. The panel showed leniency because of the pupil's good disciplinary record and a lack of intent to harm the teacher.

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corgimom
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corgimom 04/18/11 - 03:56 pm
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Parents that give their

Parents that give their children cell phones with cameras in them, have rocks in their head.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 04/18/11 - 04:12 pm
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Sex and drug are the

Sex and drug are the highlights of this article but I really like the last one. Just a plain old fight. Sorry that the teacher got pushed. The fighters should have gotten off free relative to the other incidents in the article. Take those pictures and post them! They will come back later and bite you! Oh, the others were so called "special needs" students but they knew how to steal and sell dope!

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Einstein 04/18/11 - 08:16 pm
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Corgi, I know you're just

Corgi, I know you're just trying to bait us, but, okay, I'll bite. :-) why is it that you think that I have rocks in my head for giving my kids cell phones with cameras in them. Are you trying to say that my kids are no different than the kids covered in this article? Trust me, I'm not under the false impression of some parents that seem to think that their children can do no wrong, but they have way more sense than to take pictures and video of people without their consent and post it on the Internet. I'll agree with you about some parents having rocks in their heads, but not because they gave their kids cell phones with cameras. I'm afraid that these situations are a bit more complicated than that.

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corgimom 04/18/11 - 08:57 pm
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Children are children. They

Children are children. They aren't little adults. Even the best ones are impulsive, show poor judgment, do dumb things, act without thinking, get caught up in things in the moment. Add other kids to it and things that start out as funny or joking can get quickly out of hand.

And all kids- ALL kids- do dumb stuff. Because they are kids. The parents are supposed to understand that and not deliberately give them things that they can get in trouble with, due to their age, lack of life experience, and maturity.

Why does a child need a cell phone with a camera, anyhow? What does a child need to take pictures of at school?

And your children wouldn't take pictures of anyone without their consent? Really? So if they take a picture of someone, they make sure that every person in the picture says it's ok, like in a crowd shot?

Be careful, Einstein, as any parent will tell you, as soon as you say "My child would never do that"- well, many a parent has had to eat those words.

How did you manage life without a camera at school? How did everyone else? Um, maybe because it's not appropriate to have one there and not needed?

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bree026 04/19/11 - 06:19 am
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A Hephzibah Middle School

A Hephzibah Middle School pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year after she took a picture of a pupil undressing in the locker room Feb. 28, then posted the photo on her Facebook page............................................. OMG- WOW!!!

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 04/19/11 - 10:42 am
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Cell phone are still

Cell phone are still prohibited at most schools, right? Parents, are you checking your cell phone records to see if your children are texting or calling people while they're driving to or from school and while they're in class? It's a simple thing to check, you just have to get off your behind and make the effort. Those of us who have to drive on the same roads as your children would greatly appreciate it.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 04/19/11 - 11:26 am
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This is why we need school

This is why we need school vouchers. If the school won't clean up it's act do you REALY want to expose your child to this? Tax users send their kids to private schools, taxpayers should take the hint.

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TrukinRanger 04/19/11 - 11:33 am
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What we NEED to do, is stop
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What we NEED to do, is stop this ban on cell phone jammers and allow places like schools, prisons, and other similar institutions to use them. The technology is already out there but not allowed in the U.S. A small unit can be put throughout facilities and it only works with a specific range.

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onlysane1left 04/19/11 - 11:58 am
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Children are children. They

Children are children. They aren't little adults. Even the best ones are impulsive, show poor judgment, do dumb things, act without thinking, get caught up in things in the moment. Add other kids to it and things that start out as funny or joking can get quickly out of hand.

Just children? I can think of several adults who behave in the manner you describe and they control a lot more than a cell phone. Also, out of all the cell phones that are currently on the market, how many DON'T have a camera? I'll wait, while you think about it.......

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mdb67 04/19/11 - 04:52 pm
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Wow....times have changed!!

Wow....times have changed!! The only thing we had back in my day was small fights. Nothing like the issues in the schools today. Different breed of child today.....the hug me tell me I am special generation. Is there a place for troubled kids on Hwy 56??

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