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.