Butler student punished for threatening teacher with scissors

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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