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Weapons, contact with teachers lead to suspensions, expulsion in Richmond County

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 6:43 PM
Last updated 7:38 PM
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Two students were removed from their regular schools after they were found in possession of weapons, and three others were suspended after they came in physical contact with teachers in separate incidents, according to Richmond County tribunal findings recently made public.

On Oct. 11, a George P. Butler High School student interfered with and cursed at a school safety officer handling a situation with another student. The interfering student was found with a pocketknife. He was suspended for the rest of the school year with the option to attend the Tubman Education Center alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension, according to an Oct. 24 tribunal finding.

The same day at Glenn Hills High School, a student was found with a carbon dioxide pellet gun and knife in the locker room. He was expelled for the rest of the school year.

On Oct. 10, two Cross Creek High School students got into a verbal and physical altercation with a third student. The first student refused to calm down and hit a teacher in the mouth while swinging wildly. That student was suspended for the rest of the year with the option to attend the alternative program.

The second student was suspended for the rest of the semester with the option to attend the alternative program and will be placed on probation for the second semester. The third student was not disciplined in the incident.

On Oct. 6, a Cross Creek student repeatedly threatened a teacher and smacked away another teacher’s hand. He was suspended for the rest of the school year with the option to attend the alternative program in the second semester.

On Oct. 10, a Butler student left class without permission. She dropped a stack of hall passes on her way out. When she returned to class and realized the teacher had the passes, she yelled at the teacher and grabbed her hand. The student was suspended for the rest of the school year with the option to attend the alternative program.

Three other students were removed from their regular schools after they were convicted of crimes.

A Cross Creek special education student was convicted of a felony in Florida. He was assigned to receive home-based services for this school year until he graduates.

Two Glenn Hills Middle School pupils were convicted of aggravated assault and burglary. They were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.

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class1
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class1 11/15/11 - 06:50 pm
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At least the tribunal get

At least the tribunal get some of the cases right. However, I guess fighting in the middle school get tolerated.

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corgimom 11/15/11 - 07:00 pm
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"Two Glenn Hills Middle

"Two Glenn Hills Middle School pupils were convicted of aggravated assault and burglary. They were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year."

Then next August the convicted felons get to come back and go to school with all the other kids.

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avidreader 11/16/11 - 05:27 am
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Homebound services for

Homebound services for criminals simply because they are SpEd. Let's see, 5 hours per week X $30. to 45. per hour for the homebound teacher. There's something rotten in Hamlet-ville.

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Little Lamb 11/16/11 - 08:35 am
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What a racket! It probably

What a racket! It probably does not take much for a parent to coach a child how to act so he can be declared "special needs." Then all the kid has to do is act out in school and then the family receives free in-home tutoring courtesy of the taxpayer.

The system has gone insane.

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Riverman1 11/16/11 - 08:40 am
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LL, back when I was in South

LL, back when I was in South Carolina public schools, it was difficult to stay there as I can attest to with my suspensions. I'm not saying it's right, but back then, any kid who had any kind of disability could be declared incapable of functioning in a school environment and not allowed to attend. I remember one girl with epilepsy who they removed from school. I'm telling ya, it's a different world.

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dstewartsr 11/16/11 - 08:58 am
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Fifty years of Doctor Spock's

Fifty years of Doctor Spock's let the darlings run free combined with the fatuous idea that there are no bad kids, only misunderstood and insufficiently indulged children and this is the result.

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Sweet son 11/16/11 - 12:42 pm
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@avidreader. You are right

@avidreader. You are right on the money about the waste of money on the "special needs" person convicted of a felony in Florida. That person needs to be in jail in Florida and not a high priced burden for the RC taxpayers! Right this minute I can't think of a statement to describe this pure dumbness of our so called educators! I suppose it is called job security.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/16/11 - 01:35 pm
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Don't worry, Sweet Son,

Don't worry, Sweet Son, everybody does it. We have read several stories here where sheriff's deputies from Edgefield or Aiken counties or police officers from North Augusta will injure a suspect in a crime, but then bring the suspect over here and check him into the MCG emergency room. They don't tell the unsuspecting clerk that the patient is a suspect in a crime and they sure don't arrest the suspect. They let the Georgia taxpayer pay their suspect's medical bill.

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Reverie 11/19/11 - 10:59 am
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Wake up public! Over the last

Wake up public! Over the last few years children have become more and more aggressive especially towards adults. Right now teachers must stand down and refer to authorities. Teacher's dare not touch a child or risk everything. This is going to escalate to the point where teachers will find it necessary to use force against a student for safety's sake. The problem is that physical action from an adult will result in significant injury to the child, which results in criminal charges and a law suit against the teacher. Do not underestimate the danger of spontaneous violence from an otherwise good kid. Spare the rod, spoil the child, and force a teacher to instill discipline that a parent should have taught.

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