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Physical assaults, 'pantsing' land Richmond County students before tribunals

Thursday, March 22, 2012 10:28 PM
Last updated Friday, March 23, 2012 12:40 AM
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Two physical assaults and a “pantsing” incident landed students in trouble, according to recently released Richmond County tribunal findings from March 2 hearings.

A Westside High School special-education student punched, kicked and threw another student to the ground Feb. 16. He was suspended for the rest of the school year. His suspension is subject to review by the special education team.

An Academy of Richmond County student beat up another student Feb. 17. He was suspended through the end of the 2012-13 school year.

A Westside student pulled down another student’s pants and underwear, exposing him, on Feb. 16. The offending student was suspended for the rest of the school year.

The students were given the option to attend the Tubman Education Center alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/23/12 - 04:11 am
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Here's another "subject to

Here's another "subject to review by the Special Education team." Will we be informed as to the SpEd team decision? The answer is "No." The "reason:" student confidentiality. BS. We don't need to know the student's name. We just want the SpEd Team disciplinary determination. Or are there somethings the educrats in the Broad Street Temple of "Education" don't want us to know?

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avidreader 03/23/12 - 05:37 am
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Craig, I have to defend the

Craig, I have to defend the educrats on these matters. Their hands are tied by Federal laws that mandate the discipline of SpEd students. This also includes confidentiality. It's totally ridiculous, and I could provide a multitude of examples to support my comment, but I do not have the time. And to answer a question that may arise later -- do some SpEd students take advantage of a different set of rules? ABSOLUTELY!

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dichotomy 03/23/12 - 07:39 pm
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I despise the term "special

I despise the term "special needs". It's another PC term that doesn't adequately describe many of the undisciplined little thugs that masquerade under this invented category. This and "mainstreaming" were the first of the very wrongheaded policies forced on the schools by, who else, the federal government's U.S. Department of Education. And the schools will never recover.

We used to whip these little thugs until THEY decided THEY no longer had any "special needs" and started behaving.

KSL
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KSL 03/23/12 - 08:03 pm
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dichotomy, could not be

dichotomy, could not be better stated.

KSL
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KSL 03/23/12 - 08:11 pm
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And "special needs" don't

And "special needs" don't need to be mainstreamed. After all, they have special needs, and if their special needs have to be provided in a mainstreamed environment, then their special needs are extra expensive. Life isn't fair. Never has been and never will. I don't think it's fair that Malia gets to take 12 of her friends on spring break just because she is the daughter of our president (aka dictator). But I have to live with it. I have to see my tax dollars support it.

KSL
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KSL 03/23/12 - 08:19 pm
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avidreader, that is the main

avidreader, that is the main reason the feds need to be out of the education system. Common sense should prevail.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/25/12 - 03:17 am
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(A)vidreader, Effective

(A)vidreader,

Effective organizations pay "top dollar" to smart, hard-working lawyers to provide them the cover to achieve their respective missions.

Your comments about "hands-tying" indicate to me that you've been listening to wussified, local "experts" more interested in their respective bank accounts than in our kids' education.

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doglover123 03/25/12 - 10:02 am
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My daughter is a "special

My daughter is a "special needs" child and is far from being a "thug"! She has learning and speech delays, has been mainstreamed her entire life and is now on the A-B Honor Roll. She goes to regular classes with the other students and is only pulled out to receive Special Services- Speech and Occupational therapy.

I have been told by SEVERAL people that she is the sweetest, most helpful and caring child they have ever met. One person even went so far as to say she was an angel here on Earth. So, I don't appreciate anyone lumping all children with special needs together and calling them "thugs" and saying that they don't deserve to be mainstreamed. By the way, she's 11 and her dream is to go to Veterinary School.

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