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2 Davidson students suspended for buying, selling pills

Sunday, April 22, 2012 4:03 PM
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A Davidson Fine Arts Mag­net School student was caught selling muscle relaxers to another student, according to a Richmond County tribunal finding recently made public.

The student who bought the three muscle relaxers March 6 was suspended for the rest of the school year. The seller was suspended for the rest of the school year and the first semester of next year. Both were offered the option to attend the Tubman Education
Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension.

The following findings also are from March 26 tribunal hearings. Students were given the option to attend the alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted:

• Three Tutt Middle School pupils were suspended over an incident that started when one pupil tossed a balled-up piece of paper to another in the gym March 13. The catcher opened it and saw it held marijuana. He gave it to another pupil, who already had a marijuana cigarette in his possession. The thrower was suspended for 10 days and was placed on probation for the rest of the year. The catcher and the student with the marijuana cigarette were suspended for the rest of the school year.

• A Glenn Hills High School special-education student was found in a class to which he was not assigned March 13, which violated his behavior contract regarding cutting class and leaving campus without permission. He was suspended for the rest of the school year and for the first semester of next year.

• A Tubman Education Center special-education pupil was found in possession of marijuana March 12. The pupil was suspended for the rest of the school year and for the first semester of the next one. The decision is subject to review by the special-education team.

• A Westside High School student used profanity toward teachers and refused to follow their directives March 13. He was suspended for the rest of the school year.

• Two Westside High students were found with marijuana March 12. One was suspended for the rest of the school year and the other, a senior, was suspended for the rest of the school year or the rest of his high school career if he does not graduate by the end of the year. The panel showed leniency because of the student’s good grades and senior status.

• A Cross Creek High School student slapped and squeezed a teacher’s arm March 9. She was suspended for the rest of the year and for the first semester of next year.

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iLove
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iLove 04/22/12 - 04:49 pm
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No, not Davidson...
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No, not Davidson...

class1
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class1 04/22/12 - 04:55 pm
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I thought taking someone

I thought taking someone else's prescriptions drugs was a tribunal offense?

DamnYankee
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DamnYankee 04/22/12 - 04:55 pm
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Regardless of schools, drugs

Regardless of schools, drugs are an issue. I remember going to school with a preacher's son. He was dealing in drugs in junior high - Kids will do, try, experiment and kids do.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 04/22/12 - 05:58 pm
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Odd that people automatically

Odd that people automatically assume that preacher's kids are somehow immune to the peer pressures all teens and preteens face.

CRICKET1
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CRICKET1 04/22/12 - 06:04 pm
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Don't minimize the

Don't minimize the intelligence and hard work of the students and faculty at DFA because of a rotten few. I doubt the headlines will reflect that 10 hardworking students and their teacher went to a state Latin meet this weekend and made it to nationals. Congratulations Davidson students, and thanks JHUMPS for taking them!

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/22/12 - 06:14 pm
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I hate seeing double

I hate seeing double standards when it comes to punishment for certain kids at Davidson.

Sweet son
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Sweet son 04/22/12 - 07:20 pm
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@Patty, sounds like your

@Patty, sounds like your comment has undertones of racism! Hope you know what you are talking about!

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/22/12 - 08:29 pm
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No race involved Sweet

No race involved Sweet son...seems they choose to let certain students stay and others they boot out the door. Plain and simple. Selling drugs at school anywhere else and they'd be at the alternative school - NOT to return to Davidson.

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HighSociety 04/22/12 - 11:55 pm
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I agree they should be held

I agree they should be held to the same punishment that students from other schools receive. I also agree that this will give them a black eye, but only temporary. Too many great students and staff along with all the great things they do to last long. Keep doing a great job!

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 04/23/12 - 12:21 am
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DFA is a testament to the

DFA is a testament to the intelligence and passion of Mrs. Beverly Barnhart. The RCSS and every other GA public school system need leaders like Mrs. Barnhart. Where are there among our current cohort of teachers and administrators leaders of Mrs, Barnhart's caliber? I can think of one.

avidreader
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avidreader 04/23/12 - 05:52 am
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The DFA kids will have to

The DFA kids will have to return to their zoned schools after their suspensions.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 04/23/12 - 07:00 am
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Thanks for clarifying

Thanks for clarifying avidreader.

movingforward
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movingforward 04/23/12 - 07:40 am
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Davidson students are no

Davidson students are no different than any other student

movingforward
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movingforward 04/23/12 - 07:43 am
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The real problem is special

The real problem is special education students who are the majority at the Tubman Education Center. RCCS don't you know that sending these students to the Tubman Education Center will not change thier behavior if anything it will make the behavior worse.

movingforward
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movingforward 04/23/12 - 07:48 am
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RCCS address the issue of

RCCS address the issue of special education student at Tubman by training teachers and administrative staff in the schools on the correct procedures for managing students with diverse disabilities.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 04/23/12 - 08:41 am
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Stupid is as stupid does.

Stupid is as stupid does. These Davidson students are among the luckiest children in Augusta to be attending one of two actual excellent schools in Richmond County; one that is highly nationally rated as well. I cannot speak to their academic intelligence, but for common sense and their own best self-interest, they score a ZERO.

Davidson should NOT under any circumstances allow them back at the end of their suspensions; there are at least dozens of equally qualified applicants who deserve the opportunity these two spit on and walked away from.

twolane
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twolane 04/23/12 - 03:18 pm
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whatever momma and daddy need
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whatever momma and daddy need to keep their dope locked up im sure the kids parents have a pill for everything

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/23/12 - 05:16 pm
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Scenario: A Davidson senior

Scenario: A Davidson senior sells (or buys) a prescription drug illegally while in school in March and gets caught. The punishment is to be suspended from school for the rest of the semester or to finish out the rest of the semester at the Tubman alternative school. The student elects to continue schooling at Tubman and successfully completes his graduation requirements at Tubman.

Question: What school does his diploma have on it?

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