6 suspended after cafeteria fight at Sego Middle School

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 9:13 PM
Last updated 9:44 PM
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Eight pupils were involved in a cafeteria fight at Sego Middle School, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.

Four of the pupils were suspended for the rest of the school year, and two were suspended through the first semester of the 2012-13 school year, in connection with the Feb. 23 fracas. Two others were remanded to the school administration.

The suspended pupils were given the option to attend the Tubman Education Center alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension, the March 7 tribunal finding shows.

In the following tribunal findings, unless otherwise noted, students were given the option to attend Tubman in lieu of long-term suspension:

  • A W.S. Hornsby K-8 School pupil had marijuana Feb. 24. He was suspended for the rest of the school year by a March 7 tribunal.
  • A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil had a knife Feb. 24, despite several times denying it. He was suspended for the rest of the school year by a March 7 tribunal.
  • A Morgan Road Middle School pupil brought a BB gun to school to return to another pupil Feb. 28. He was suspended through the first semester of 2012-13. The March 9 tribunal panel showed leniency because of the pupil’s age and grade and that he showed no ill intent.
  • A Morgan Road Middle School pupil touched another pupil inappropriately three times Feb. 7. He was suspended for the rest of the school year by a March 9 tribunal.
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dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/28/12 - 08:38 pm
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There's 10 more. Just how big

There's 10 more. Just how big is Tubman anyway? Based on what I read here every week it ought to be getting crowded down there.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/29/12 - 01:07 am
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Is the RCSS still using an

Is the RCSS still using an attorney to chair its tribunal proceedings? The CCSS uses a school system employee to similar effect at a lower cost.

Oops, I forgot. The RCSS is rolling in dough so that the $135K it paid the Fletcher firm for tribunal services in a recent year is really chump change.

blues550
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blues550 03/29/12 - 07:37 am
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Just think, another couple of
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Just think, another couple of days and they could have fought it out in the hood, saved all that tribunal stuff.

deadline
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deadline 03/29/12 - 07:57 am
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I remember when if you got in

I remember when if you got in a fight all you got was a couple of days of in school suspension or out of school suspension...suspended for a whole semester?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/29/12 - 08:02 am
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I was wondering about

I was wondering about crowding at Tubman also. Does anyone know whether Tubman uses a "revolving door" policy like the Georgia state prison system does? You know, say a new student arrives at Tubman following a disciplinary hearing — does another one have to leave Tubman and go back to his zoned school to make room? Some people call it "early release."

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Dan White 03/29/12 - 10:24 am
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deadline - I remember getting

deadline - I remember getting into a fight in high school back in the '60's when I was a freshman. The coach, a big former defensive lineman in college, put boxing gloves on us, made us stand in the center of the ring in the gym, and fight it out for a while. Then, he paddled us both. Needless to say, that was my first and last fight in high school!

Mr. Thackeray
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Mr. Thackeray 03/29/12 - 11:01 am
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A middle school teacher has

A middle school teacher has the toughest job in education!

raul
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raul 03/29/12 - 11:12 am
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WANTED: Male, 6 foot 4

WANTED: Male, 6 foot 4 inches, 250 lbs, martial arts black belt. Green Beret or Navy Seal. Recruitment advert for mercenaries? No, recruitment to be a Tubman alternative school teacher! I wonder if you are a new teacher if you have to start at Tubman, like new deputies have to start as a jailer?

allhans
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allhans 03/29/12 - 11:43 am
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Not all the kids sent to

Not all the kids sent to Tubman ever make it there. They tend to get waylaid by more important things. In other words, the attendance is not what you might think. The difference between enrollment and attendance would be jaw-dropping, I suspect.

Rev.Starkey
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Rev.Starkey 03/29/12 - 01:21 pm
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Looks as if there was another

Looks as if there was another fight there today. My granddaughter called home telling her mom that she got hit in the head and she has a lump on her head.

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