Spirit Creek pupil assigned to Tubman for gang symbols

A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil had gang drawings and symbols in his possession Sept. 25 and drew gang symbols on a boys bathroom wall and on a classroom bulletin board, according to a Richmond County school system tribunal finding made public Monday.

The boy was assigned to the Tubman Education Cen­ter Alternative Program for the rest of this semester.

The following reports are from tribunal hearings held Sept. 27, Oct. 3 and Oct. 5. Students were given the option to attend the alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted:

• Two T.W. Josey Compre­hen­sive High School students snatched $20 from a male student Sept. 17. While the victim was on his way to report the incident, the two attacked him, took $60 more and threatened to kill him if he told. They then left campus without permission. They were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this school year.

• A Westside High School student who slapped and punched a female student in the face Sept. 14 was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this school year.

• A W.S. Hornsby K-8 student approached several female students Sept. 10 and asked whether they wanted to see his genitals. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this school year.

• A Westside High School student found in possession of a box cutter Sept. 21 was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester.

• A Pine Hill Middle School student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this school year for distributing marijuana. The student who received the marijuana was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester.

• A Hephzibah High School student admitted to smoking marijuana and to taking white pills on campus Sept. 20. Another student was found in possession of a prescription bottle that contained pills and also some white pills wrapped in plastic. The student who used the drugs on campus will receive home-based services for the rest of this semester. The other student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester.

• A Hephzibah High School student found in possession of a pair of brass knuckles Sept. 25 was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester.

• A Langford Middle School special-needs student became irate, threw a chair, used profanity and made threats while struggling with a school safety officer Sept. 24. The officer was injured and required stitches. The student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this school year.

• A Glenn Hills Middle School student used profanity and threatening language toward a teacher, refused to follow her instructions and “rared back” as if he were going to hit the teacher Sept. 26. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester.

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