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Marijuana possession gets Richmond County students suspended

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 11:54 PM
Last updated Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012 12:02 AM
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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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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/16/12 - 02:17 am
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Does the RCSS charge students

Does the RCSS charge students for assault, trespassing and theft? These are not only violations of the RCSS Code of Conduct but crimes as well.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 02/16/12 - 07:51 am
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The student who threatened

The student who threatened the asst. principal should never be allowed to darken the doors of a public school (high school or college) in the state of GA again. 17 and threatening the asst. principal is unacceptable. And it is behavior that will probably continue because he's probably had that attitude since he was a toddler. No one who wants to educate, or be educated, should be subjected to this kind of immature, violent behavior.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/16/12 - 08:07 am
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Totally agree

Totally agree fatboy......never ever come back inside the door......threaten a teacher/principal & you are out the door.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/16/12 - 08:13 am
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How to handle an assaultive

How to handle an assaultive situation like the first one above: The principal/AP/T calls 911- whether Pete wants him/her to do so or not. The sheriff sends deputies who arrest the assailant after the P/AP/T writes out a sworn statement. The assailant is taken to jail.*

* If the assailant is a juvenile, the trip to jail will be forthcoming only on Friday PM because the "hard-working, dedicated" JC staff members- not the judges- don't want handling a juvenile complaint to mess up their weekends.

Furthermore, the assailant NEVER returns to HHS as a student. I call this The Nagle Rule because Charlie banned a Grovetown Middle School student from GTMS after the student slapped my shoulder late one Friday PM after classes as we were traveling to the busses.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 02/16/12 - 08:34 am
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I'm glad to see others

I'm glad to see others understand keeping kids in school who don't want to be there is a disruptive process to the whole education system. There should be no law making kids stay in school or taking their license if they leave. The truth is the more who leave who don't want to be there, the better the public education system will be.

Enyaw
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Enyaw 02/16/12 - 08:49 am
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There is no wonder the

There is no wonder the judicial system is overwhelmed. Richmond County sticks ointment and not bandages on rule violations which as stated are crimes. This system is not only preparing them for the future, they are also helping to build future criminals.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/16/12 - 11:03 am
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Before I even read the

Before I even read the article, let me guess. "given the option to attend the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension"

So, none of these students were actually suspended and going to Tubman is not a punishment. It's like old home week down there for all the little punks and thugs.

Why doesn't the Chronicle just say it like it really is and tell us that students were charged but nobody was actually punished.

Student Tribunal.....definition.....the inmates are in charge of the asylum......and the people we actually PAY to be in charge of the asylum have abdicated their responsibility but they gladly take the money and run.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 02/16/12 - 01:16 pm
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When did the buck-passers

When did the buck-passers replace the buck-stoppers in our public school systems?

pai
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pai 02/16/12 - 01:36 pm
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Hmm.....must be nice to work

Hmm.....must be nice to work in a CC school where "The Nagle Rule" applies. Maybe you have to know "Charlie".

showboat
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showboat 02/16/12 - 04:03 pm
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THE WAY THE PRINCIPAL AT
Unpublished

THE WAY THE PRINCIPAL AT GLENN HIGH SCHOOL SHOULD BE SENT TO TRIBUNAL FOR ACTING A FOOL AT THE BASKETBALL GAME LAST NIGHT. IT IS A DANG SHAME THAT WE GOT A LEADER OF A SCHOOL THAT SHOW NO RESPECT FOR OTHERS. THE BOARD MEMBERS WILL NOT STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND DO NOTHING, D.U.I. AND STOLEN MONEY AND HE IS STILL IN A LEADERSHIP POSITION. WHAT A JOKE*****

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 02/16/12 - 04:38 pm
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suspend all disrutive,
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suspend all disrutive, disrespectful, violent, dangerous, and all students who don't want to learn...at the smae time build bigger and more MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS!!!!!

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 02/16/12 - 04:38 pm
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suspend all disrutive,
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suspend all disrutive, disrespectful, violent, dangerous, and all students who don't want to learn...at the smae time build bigger and more MAXIMUM SECURITY PRISONS!!!!!

Native Augustan
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Native Augustan 02/16/12 - 04:53 pm
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The real reason the folks are

The real reason the folks are sent to Tubman is the County needs every seat filled each day it can get people to come to school - any school so they get paid for Average Daily Attendance. Attendance is one of the main reasons a school fails AYP.

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