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

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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