Columbia County students punished for drugs, alcohol and weapons

Columbia County students recently were disciplined for incidents involving drugs, alcohol, weapons and sexual harassment.

Two Greenbrier High School students were sent to the system’s alternative school in Grovetown for prescription drug possession, according to a report released Friday of cases adjudicated by the school board hearing officer on Oct. 12 and 13.

Two other Greenbrier High students were sent to the alternative school for the remainder of the school year for taking weapons to school, and one of them also had illegal drugs.

Four Grovetown High students were punished for getting intoxicated at school. Three were sent to the alternative school for the rest of the semester, and the other, who also was under the influence of drugs, was sent to the alternative school for the rest of the school year.

Two Evans High School students must attend the alternative school for the remainder of the semester, one for fighting and the other for truancy.

Two students already at the alternative school were caught with knives, but the hearing officer left punishment of the students up to school administrators because there was insufficient evidence.

A Grovetown Middle School pupil committed sexual harassment and was remanded to the Individual Education Plan Committee, which reviews cases involving special-needs pupils.

For committing an “off-campus felony,” a Harlem Middle pupil will attend the rest of the semester at the alternative school, according to the discipline report.

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