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Fight that injured custodian heads tribunal findings

Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 3:42 PM
Last updated 8:05 PM
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A Butler High School custodian was struck in the mouth while trying to break up a fight between students Oct. 1 and required treatment for the injuries, according to a Richmond County School System tribunal finding recently made public.

One student involved in the altercation was assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program for the rest of this semester. The findings did not indicate any punishment for the other student involved.

The following are findings from tribunal hearings held Oct. 10, 11 and 16. The students were given the option to attend the Alternative Program unless otherwise noted.

• Two T.W. Josey Comprehensive High School students left the campus Sept. 28 without permission, smoked marijuana and were caught re-entering the school. Both were assigned to the Alternative program for the remainder of this school year.

• An A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School student made an inappropriate Web site Oct. 4, which was accessed by students. The student was allowed to attend her zoned school.

• A Spirit Creek Middle School student was in possession of marijuana Oct. 3. The student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of this semester.

• A Glenn Hills Middle School student cursed and threatened a bus driver Oct. 2. The student was assigned five additional days of suspension, is not allowed to ride the bus for the rest of this semester and was placed on probation for the rest of the year.

• A Hephzibah Middle School student admitted Sept. 28 to having brought marijuana to the school two weeks earlier and showing it to other students. The student was suspended for five days.

• A Josey High School student became upset and hit a teacher in the shoulder Oct. 1. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.

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Tullie 11/05/12 - 05:09 pm

If they keep going like this, Tubman is going to have to expand.

kiwiinamerica 11/06/12 - 12:07 pm
Kudos all round.......

A fairly quiet month, from all accounts. No riots, no rapes, real or simulated, no firearms and no stabbings. Just one or two run-of-the mill minor assaults, a few cuss words and a bit of weed was smoked.

Well done, Richmond County Board of Education. Take a bow.

movingforward 11/06/12 - 04:17 am
Home School

Students who engage in this type of behavior should not have an option to attend the Tubman Education Center.The question the tribunal panel should ask is how many students and teachers were injured at Tubman last school year? Think RCSS Free Appropriate Public Education does not mean that students can seriously injure other students or staff members at will and be allowed to attend public school. These types of negative behaviors should not be tolerated in any school setting. Surely, the tribunal members are aware that sending these students to Tubman is rewarding because they actually get to see their partners in crime. These students should not be sent to Tubman but home so their parents can teach them.

OpenCurtain 11/06/12 - 08:27 am
Assaulting or threatening a

Assaulting or threatening a RCBOE employee only seems to result in 2nd chances?

Like Hades, these physically abusive kids need 8 weeks in YDC lock down, not the free roaming campus, the lock down area. Some serious attitude adjustment is in order.

Where is the leadership in the RCBOE School Police?

I answered my own question.
He running for Sheriff and plans even more 2nd chances if elected.

soapy_725 11/06/12 - 09:51 am
Laws are like locks.....

they apply only to the the law abiding. Society cannot build facilities for "anti social animals" fast enough to protect the public. The social planners have given up. The "penal system" has failed. It cannot reprogram criminals. It must not punish juveniles. Capital punishment outlawed. Chaos to follow. Third world street justice to follow. Do you not hear the gunfire?

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