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Robbery charges send Richmond County students to Tubman Education Center

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Two students were assigned to the alternative school pending the outcome of robbery charges, and another was suspended for fighting with a school safety and security officer, according to Richmond County tribunal findings recently made public.

An Academy of Richmond County student was assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program for the rest of the school year in connection with criminal charges. If the charges, stemming from a robbery involving firearms, are not resolved by the end of the school year, the student, identified only by the initials N.D., will continue to be assigned to the alternative program until the charges’ final disposition. The student spent 30 days in the Regional Youth Detention Center.

A Westside High School student also was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year in connection with criminal charges. If the charges, armed robbery and possession of a firearm, are not resolved by the end of the school year, the student, identified as X.A., will continue to be assigned to the alternative program until the charges’ final disposition.

Both of these students were found by a Dec. 15 tribunal panel to have met the requirements of Rule 32 of the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline, which applies to students who are charged with a serious criminal offense and whose immediate return to school could disrupt the educational process.

In an unrelated matter, a Cross Creek High School student on Dec. 1 used profanity with administrators and “became extremely combative with, pushed and hit the School Safety and Security Officer,” another Dec. 15 tribunal finding states. The student was suspended for the rest of his high school career with the option to attend the alternative program until he meets his graduation requirements. The tribunal panel showed leniency, the finding says, because the student is “a senior with the potential to graduate.”

In the following Dec. 15 tribunal findings, all students were given the option to attend the alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted:

• A Tutt Middle School pupil on Dec. 1 got into a physical altercation with another pupil. The other pupil’s eye was injured. The first pupil was suspended until the end of the third nine-week grading period and was placed on probation for any violation of Rule 5 of the conduct code, which covers fighting and bullying, for the rest of the school year.

• A Murphey Middle School pupil on Dec. 1 bit a female pupil on the chest. Later that day, upset because he was reported and then suspended, he punched the girl in the back and side of the head and tried to choke her. He was suspended for the rest of the school year. The boy was placed on probation for any violation of the code’s Rule 5 or Rule 8, which covers illicit or immoral activities and sexual harassment by students, for the rest of the school year.

• A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil on Dec. 2 asked a female pupil when they were going to have sex, used profanity toward a teacher and shoved the teacher’s arm. The boy was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• Two Spirit Creek pupils on Dec. 2 threw rocks at a school sign, damaging it. One pupil already had been assigned to the alternative program and did not have permission to be on Spirit Creek’s campus. That pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year and all of the 2012-13 school year, with the option to attend the alternative program in 2012-13. The other pupil was suspended until the end of the third nine-week grading period.

• A Sego Middle School special education pupil on Dec. 2 used profanity with administrators and the school safety officer. He was belligerent and refused to follow orders. The pupil was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year and all of 2012-13.

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kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 01/19/12 - 05:17 pm
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Tubman must be a great place

Unpublished

Tubman must be a great place to work. Are the teachers armed there?

They ought to be.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 01/19/12 - 05:49 pm
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The last thing that a student

The last thing that a student who strikes a school resource officer or any other authority figure needs is leniency.

Look what forty years of leniency has wrought in terms of the deterioration of teaching and learning conditions in RCSS middle and high schools.

allhans
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allhans 01/19/12 - 05:51 pm
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Are we proud or what.

Are we proud or what.

Gob
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Gob 01/19/12 - 07:14 pm
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Unless he fought with Sheriff

Unless he fought with Sheriff wannabe "tree".
I would not be too mad at the kid.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/19/12 - 07:35 pm
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"Met the requirements"? I

"Met the requirements"? I find this an odd expression - did they try real hard or what??

RoadKing
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RoadKing 01/20/12 - 12:57 am
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This is what you've got.

This is what you've got. Learn to love it.

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 01/20/12 - 09:26 am
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How many students-thugs does

How many students-thugs does this placed hold?

farrowtrent
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farrowtrent 01/20/12 - 11:18 am
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smdh

smdh

Reverie
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Reverie 01/21/12 - 01:47 pm
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It takes tremendous

It takes tremendous self-control to restrain oneself in the face of-out-of control children who scream profanities, intimidate, act insubordinate, and threaten violence verbally or through body language. At any time, on any given day, anything can happen. By the way, these are the kids who will determine the employment of a teacher through their academic growth and through opinion surveys. Teachers deserve better.

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