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Butler student punished for threatening teacher with scissors

Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 12:45 PM
Last updated Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 12:56 AM
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A Butler High School student threatened and approached a teacher with a pair of scissors wrapped in a towel Nov. 28, according to Richmond County School System tribunal findings recently made public.

The student was assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program pending completion of a psychological evaluation and the results of a referral to the Georgia Network for Educational and Therapeutic support.

The following findings are from tribunals held Dec. 11 and 14.

The students were given the option of attending the alternative program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted.

• A Butler High School student was smoking marijuana Nov. 27 while another student was with him when he should have been in class. Both were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.

• A Glenn Hills High School student was belligerent, disregarded instructions, and was verbally and physically aggressive with the teacher and assistant principal Nov. 30. The student was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year and for the first semester of the 2013-14 year.

• A Murphey Middle School pupil threatened and physically scuffled with the school safety and security officer Nov. 29. The pupil was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.

• A Tubman Education Center student was found with marijuana Nov. 29. He was suspended for the rest of the first semester and was assigned to the alternative program for the second semester of 2012-13, where he will be on probation.

• A Morgan Road Middle School pupil was belligerent and would not leave the gym after a basketball game Nov. 30. She was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.

• A Tubman Education Center student attended an Academy of Richmond County basketball game while assigned to the alterative school. He was suspended for the rest of the first semester and assigned to the alternative program for the rest of his high school career, where he will be on probation.

• A Butler High School student went to the Sego Middle School campus Dec. 3 and engaged in a physical altercation with a Sego pupil. The Sego pupil was given time served and placed on probation for the rest of the school year. The Butler student was assigned to the alternative program through the third nine weeks grading period of the 2012-13 year.

• A Glenn Hills Middle School pupil was belligerent, disregarded instructions, and was verbally and physically aggressive with the teacher Nov. 28. The pupil was given time served and placed in in-school suspension for the rest of the semester.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/15/13 - 02:50 pm
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Coddling

From the story:

-A Tubman Education Center student was found with marijuana Nov. 29. He was suspended for the rest of the first semester of the 2012-13 year and was assigned to the alternative program for the second semester of 2012-13, where he will be on probation.

Let's get this straight: the student was found guilty of something in the past that got him assigned to the alternative school. Then, while at the alternative school, he was found possessing marijuana on Nov. 29. Now, I'm sure it took a few days or a week or so to convene a tribunal, where they subjected him to suspension for the rest of the semester. When does the semester end? Wouldn't it end at Christmas break like it did when I was in school? So he gets suspended for a week or two, then gets assigned back to the alternative school, the exact same school he was already in?!?!?! What kind of a system is that?

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/15/13 - 02:52 pm
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Second Chance

Oh, yes, I forgot. This is the system for which Richard Roundtree was head of security for a few years before becoming sheriff. It must have been where he learned his "second chance" philosophy.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 01/15/13 - 02:59 pm
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Richmond County School System tribunal meets and dispenses

and dispenses feelings and understandings.

Why does any Teacher in their right mind want to teach or put up with physically life threatening & seriously verbally abusive students?

If serious discipline is not handed out now, many of these kids will have a serious rap sheet in 10 years or a real short Obit write up.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/15/13 - 03:07 pm
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Punishment by Reward

Okay, here's the situation: The Tubman Alternative School is regarded as the best non-magnet school in the system. Butler High is regarded as underachieving and persistently dangerous. I cannot blame the student who threatened and approached a teacher with a pair of scissors. He was in a bad school situation with no way out other than the tribunal.

He threatened a teacher while carrying a weapon, and he got rewarded by being assigned to a superior educational environment. Watch for more students attempting the same strategy.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/15/13 - 03:15 pm
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I don't usually read the

I don't usually read the funny papers but this is as close as it gets. Boy, you really showed those little wannabe punks and thugs.

And the one that threatened and came at the teacher with the scissors; If that had been me, her writeup would have read "will be assigned to Tubman when she is released from the hospital".

What most of these little darlings need is some fear of being soundly thrashed.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 01/15/13 - 04:42 pm
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I'll bet
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the student's parents are of the same fine civilized standards.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/15/13 - 05:04 pm
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A system designed to fail. Public Education.
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Designed by the federal government, controlled by the federal government, implemented by the DOE and the teaches union. Who gains power and control through chaos? The STATE. Who benefits from an ignorant populace? The STATE. Cause and effect. Social engineering gone very wrong. The winners and losers are obvious.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/15/13 - 05:08 pm
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Exactly dichotomy..

If that had been me, her writeup would have read "will be assigned to Tubman when she is released from the hospital".

They would have to call 911 for kid....this is insane that ANY teacher would have to endure this ..INSANE

soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/15/13 - 05:09 pm
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A revolving door patterned after prison.
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These little socialist elite academics are having a ball playing with human lives. These mother hating, spoiled, never worked a day in their lives, trust fund babies are coming home to roost. From the think tanks to the writing of national legislation.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 01/15/13 - 05:09 pm
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Bring the belts back

Or kiss the USA goodbye...

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/15/13 - 06:14 pm
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Right There Before Your Eyes

The makings of another Mass shootings. Oh I forgot, there will be no weapons for Killing or mass shootings. All the weapons that have been installed with a brain have been destroyed.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 01/16/13 - 10:32 am
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well it's going to take a
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well it's going to take a situation like what occurred in conn in order for the school officials to wake up and expel all students who are disruptive, disrespectful, and violent. the first schools addressed should be butler and glenn hills, then josey if you got rid of all of the non-learners, violent, disrepectful, and disruptive students you woul have enuff student to keep one of the three schools open...oh yeah i forgot then lysterene, jaquizz, keyshawn, or whatever non-normal sounding name you wish too use, will not be able to play football, get fed, or have a place to go during the day....

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ParentEducator 01/22/13 - 11:12 am
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Not addressing the underlying issues

The issues are not being addressed and administrators high up are not hearing the the teacher's cries. RCBOE has one of or the highest suspension rate in the state. Teachers are encouraged and kids are given second and third chances to avoid suspensions which makes the situation worse in the classroom. Students know they can do a whole lot before actually getting put out. By the time a kid goes to Tubman they should be in YDC. I mean seriously, shouldn't threatening someone, anyone other than a teacher with scissors send that person to jail and not to another school with more teachers? I'm not advocating more juveniles be put in jail but many of the acts committed are jailable offenses and if that was on the table perhaps some would think twice. I also think the parents need to be held accountable and given fines. If they had to pay for the poor behavior of their child and not be rewarded (given SSI for having a student with ADHD or "crazy checks") they could help the situation. The absolute worse kids in the schools are always the ones that we don't have good numbers on file and can never reach a parent.

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