Westside students suspended for sex acts at school

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Four Westside High School students were suspended for the remainder of this school year for engaging in sexual activity in the field house Nov. 15, according to Richmond County tribunal hearing results released this week.

The students were given the option to attend Tubman Education Center instead of long-term suspension.

No details were given regarding the type of sexual activity or the students’ relationship with one another.

After being charged with child molestation for an incident that occurred off campus, an Academy of Richmond County student was suspended until the final disposition of his criminal matter, according to the tribunal report.

When the judicial process is complete, the student will return to the tribunal panel to determine his placement in school.

Unless otherwise noted, the following students were given the option to attend Tubman Education Center in lieu of long-term suspension:

• A Lucy C. Laney High School student was expelled for the remainder of this school year and suspended for the 2012-13 year for pulling the fire alarm without cause Nov. 14.

• A Cross Creek High School student was suspend­ed for the remainder of this year for inappropriately touching a teacher and making a rude comment Nov. 9.

• A Tutt Middle School pupil was suspended for the remainder of this year and first semester of next year for stabbing another student’s hand with a pencil, breaking the skin, on Nov. 8. The accused student has had several bullying violations, according to the tribunal report.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/21/11 - 02:43 pm
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What a great society we are

What a great society we are living in.

Parents need to be held acountable for the actions of their children.

At the very least, make it clear to parents that if their child breaks the laws of our society any/all benefits the parent is receiving because of that child will be immediately revoked. All of this continued enabling must end.

allhans
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allhans 12/21/11 - 03:09 pm
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The parents apparently don't

The parents apparently don't give a darn. To them, that's life, and they are setting the example.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/21/11 - 03:50 pm
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AsItIs has some good points,

AsItIs has some good points, but unfortunately, the school board cannot take away parents benefits like EBT, EIT, SSI, WIC, Section 8 vouchers, and other forms of welfare. It might be a good idea to lump all government benefits into one bathtub so that there could be some better way to tie things together. It would seem to me that the school board could take away the free school lunch and breakfast if the child misbehaves.

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 12/21/11 - 04:02 pm
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When the Federal octopus has

When the Federal octopus has its tentacles in local matters, common sense and values go out the window.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 12/21/11 - 04:03 pm
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Does it say anywhere in the

Does it say anywhere in the article that the families of these students are receiving government benefits. There are students at Westside that are living in homes a lot bigger than most. Government programs is not the issue, misguided kids are. Please get off you soapbox about government benefits, and stop assuming that everyone who does something wrong are receiving them.

RunningMan
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RunningMan 12/21/11 - 04:07 pm
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By the way, individual states

By the way, individual states regulates and enforce local school matters, not the Federal government.

Chillen
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Chillen 12/21/11 - 04:07 pm
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Four kids? A lot of details

Four kids? A lot of details left to the imagination on this one.....

Looks like the article in The Blaze yesterday is actually true. I didn't believe it. Until today, when four Westside High School students made the news.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/disturbing-study-finds-teen-group-sex-is...

tom31510
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tom31510 12/21/11 - 04:12 pm
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You would think taking away

You would think taking away the students free breakfast & lunch would be the most logical route. That would make the kid 'pay' for his/her own misbehavior. But then along would come all parents of 'free lunch' kids who would fear their kids might lose their lunch one day. Folks need to understand that to so many kids & parents school is no more than a government babysitting/feeding program.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 12/21/11 - 04:25 pm
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Tracey McManus wrote: Four

Tracey McManus wrote:

Four Westside High School students were suspended for the remainder of this school year for engaging in sexual activity in the field house on Nov. 15, according to Richmond County tribunal hearing results released this week. The students were given the option to attend Tubman Education Center instead of long-term suspension.

Well, they don't have a field house at the Tubman Education Center, but I suppose these kids are clever and they'll find someplace else.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 12/21/11 - 04:40 pm
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The tribunal process is a
Unpublished

The tribunal process is a joke. We went through it when my step-son was attacked at Tutt a few years ago. We were told the offender would NEVER return to Tutt.....Well, six weeks later he was back and soon after attacked a girl, hurting her seriously. Discipline needs to be returned to schools, the family and life in general. But the main thing that needs to be returned to school is GOD. Look what has happened since the liberals had Him removed from many aspects of our lives....Merry Christmas!

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Dan White 12/21/11 - 05:45 pm
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I've often thought that when

I've often thought that when a student is expelled out of school for a period of time that the parent should pay some amount in a fine before the student could re-enter school - even the alternative school. When you get in the parents wallet, that might motivate a parent to control their child. I doubt it would be legal though. Any thoughts?

walrus4ever
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walrus4ever 12/21/11 - 05:48 pm
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How about in the auditorium

How about in the auditorium behind the curtains? This isnt anything new at school but rather than detention hall they kick the kid out for a year or better. What good does that do?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 12/21/11 - 05:55 pm
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Teenagers will always find

Teenagers will always find someplace. It is just dumb to use school property! (Not condoning sexual activity by teens, just observing the truth).

firstamendment23
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firstamendment23 12/21/11 - 06:23 pm
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Where's the DA on this one?

Where's the DA on this one? This is a public place so file the exact same charges on all four of them and don't do as many DAs have done in the past and just charge the males and not the females. Public place, all the same act, charge them all equally and give them all the same sentence. Equal Justice.

CoastalDawg
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CoastalDawg 12/22/11 - 12:26 am
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"By the way, individual

"By the way, individual states regulates and enforce local school matters, not the Federal government." You and I BOTH know that this is only partially true; when it comes to personal matters and behaviors this is true unless Little Johnny feels as if his rights have been violated. In matters of funding and even tests, the federal government has assumed roles NEVER designated to it in the U S Constitution, thus making those powers unconstitutional - no one ever seems to challenge those things which the federal government has overtaken. But this main article was about students having sex in a school field house. In this promiscuous society of parents with live in mates, televised programming making casual sex the cool thing to do, and teen moms being shown in a popular television program plus shows such as "Jersey Shore" and "Real World' add to the popularity of sex with whomever might be available at the time.

mypointofview
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mypointofview 12/22/11 - 12:54 am
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You holier-than-thou people

You holier-than-thou people who talk about parents who aren't motivated to control their kids, what planet are you from? Just because rebellious teenagers decide to misbehave doesn't mean their parents didn't try to instill in them good values and responsibility. Think about it before you make such self-righteous comments.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 12/22/11 - 05:31 am
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Some more ESSENTIAL

Some more ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:

Were any of the participants under 16 years old? over 16? No puns intended.

Are kids fearful of going to the brand-spanking-new Tubman Education Center? Whatever happened to consequences of which young folks were fearful?

How many of the participants lived under the same roofs as their male progenitors? Whatever happened to loving, involved, present Dads?

blues550
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blues550 12/22/11 - 07:03 am
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4 did. Hundreds upon hundreds
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4 did. Hundreds upon hundreds did not.

stevejuju007
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stevejuju007 12/22/11 - 07:10 am
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Dixieman is right. Nature is

Dixieman is right. Nature is what it is. We just hear of it all the time with technology and a media needing to grab our attention. I graduated 3 decades ago and it was the same thing - just didn't read about it the next day in the paper.
Did anybody catch on "4" students? TV shows like the OC have shown us that couples isn't enough.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 12/22/11 - 08:50 am
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you have an eventual murderer
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you have an eventual murderer , one juvinile deliquent (pulled fire alarm), and a eventual rapist and they were given a option to attend the knucklehead....ooops i mean the alternative school!?!?!?!?!? i could understand (MAYBE) the child who pulled the fire alarm given that option but the potential rapist and potential muderer!?!?!??! what must a child do to actually get expelled from richmond county school system??? can't say kill someone because that has already happened (the poor teachers' unborn baby at collins, and the offender was suspended but given the option to attend the knucklehead...ooops i mean the alternative school), i guess the only way a student can get expelled permanently is to blow up a school......

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/22/11 - 09:43 am
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mypointof view is right. We

mypointof view is right. We need to stop lumping everyone into the same category. Yes, some of it is parental, but there is a huge problem as a society and what has been modelled by All of the world. It's glorifed on TV, in the theater,in print, and by leaders of our country. We've instilled the problem into them, why are we surprised by the results?

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 12/22/11 - 09:44 am
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Now a days parents are too

Now a days parents are too busy to parent their kids. They don't take the time to build relationships with their kids, they give kids stuff instead of time and their affection. The actions of these kids is the direct result of that.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/22/11 - 09:48 am
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Kicking them out of school

Kicking them out of school just accelerates and compounds the problem and sending them to alternative school, doesn't address the problem.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/22/11 - 09:52 am
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lts72, that is a portion of

lts72, that is a portion of the problem, but, that alone, doesn't protect them.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 12/22/11 - 10:05 am
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Willow your 8:45am comment is

Willow your 8:45am comment is right on point!

stevejuju007
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stevejuju007 12/22/11 - 10:36 am
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Willow is on point. WE have

Willow is on point. WE have caused this with our society and then the media expects us to be shocked and mortified when we hear/read of it. I'm almost against any form of punishment for them knowing the root cause isn't our young people. But unacceptable behavior must be corrected.

itsanotherday
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itsanotherday 12/22/11 - 10:51 am
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Not at all condoning the
Unpublished

Not at all condoning the Westside students' actions; but when I was in high school, if I could have found a willing participant I would have found a broom closet if necessary. Post pubescent boys full of testosterone walk around "on ready" half the time... Again, not condoning it, just observing basic biology.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 12/22/11 - 11:06 am
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IAD, and so that being true,

IAD, and so that being true, who brings that condition into the open? Where are the men/leaders who can gather these boys together daily and process their feelings, addrress their search for significance, their responsibilites and their goals and plans for the future?

Yes, it is the father's responsibility, though many are missing fathers, and others have inadequate fathers, but even so, when we enter school, we enter another world. As minds are formed and values are decided there many things to discuss repeatedly. And who among those available are fit for the job?

And the same is true for the girls.

The problems are big, and the solutions will have to be BIGGER.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 12/22/11 - 12:16 pm
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That might not be the only

That might not be the only problem, but it is a big part of the problem. When we bring kids into this world it is our responsibility as parents to educate them, and also to teach them values (aka: morals) and provide for them so that they can become responsible adults. But granted, when parents are not being parents and they themselves are being irresponsible then it is logical that kids are going to do this stuff. On top of that, these parents, since they are not doing their job, leave it up to the media and society to raise them. Bad decision all around.

lovingthesouth72
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lovingthesouth72 12/22/11 - 12:29 pm
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Oh, and let's not forget

Oh, and let's not forget accountability! Where do kids learn accountability? At home, from their parents. Actions have consequences. If they learn that from the get go and learn to respect their parents, they are going to think twice before doing this stuff. And their respect for their parents is great, they will actually shy away from these kinds of things. Parenting is not for wimps people! You need to be tough and kind. And as the saying goes "raise crows and they will poke your eyes out"!!

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