Marijuana possession gets Richmond County students suspended

 

Marijuana possession got two students in trouble, according to recently released Richmond County tribunal findings.

A Hephzibah High School student was suspended for the rest of the school year after he was found with a small amount of marijuana Jan. 19. A Glenn Hills High School student also was suspended for the rest of the school year after showed a small amount of marijuana to another student.

At tribunal hearings held Jan. 27, both students were given the option to attend the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension.

In the following tribunal findings, students were given the option to attend the alternative program unless otherwise noted:

• A Hephzibah High student became irate and refused to follow directions, then cursed at and threatened the assistant principal, on Jan. 17. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Glenn Hills High student came onto campus several times Jan. 19, even though he had been suspended and was repeatedly told to leave campus. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Cross Creek High School student admitted he stole a cellphone and money from the locker room Jan. 13. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.

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