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Richmond County schools tribunal rules on bullying incident on school bus

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A Tubman Education Center student engaged in bullying behavior and had to be restrained to prevent her from fighting another student on the school bus, according to Richmond County tribunal findings recently made public.

The student, who is in special education, was ordered to receive home-based services for the remainder of the 2011-12 year and is assigned to Tubman’s alternative program for the 2012-13 term.

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

• An Academy of Richmond County student used profanity with a teacher and pushed and pulled the teacher to prevent him from disciplining another student April 13. The student was suspended for the remainder of the year and the entire 2012-13 year.

• A Tubman Education Center student used profanity with students and teachers and made obscene gestures toward another student April 16. The student, who is in special education, received home-based services for the rest of the term and is assigned to attend Tubman Education Center for the first semester of the 2012-13 year.

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