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Pupil suspended after threatening to bring gun to school

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 1:32 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 1:52 AM
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A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil said she was going to bring a gun to school, shoot everyone and get a bomb to blow up the school Jan. 15, according to Richmond County School System tribunal findings recently made public.

The girl was assigned to five days of in-school suspension and placed on probation for the rest of the school year.

The following are findings from tribunal hearings held Jan. 23, 28, 31 and Feb. 1. Students were given the option of attending the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted.

  • Five Hephzibah High School students engaged in oral sex on the school bus sometime in October. They were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
  • A Lucy C. Laney High School student refused to abide by the dress code, and cursed at and pushed the principal in the chest. The student was suspended for the rest of the school year and assigned to the alternative program for the 2013-14 year.
  • A Cross Creek High School student took 16 Coricidin HBP tablets Jan. 11. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
  • A Westside High School student was in possession of a small amount of marijuana Jan. 13. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
  • Three Hephzibah High School students were involved in buying or selling synthetic marijuana Jan. 10. They were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
  • A Hephzibah Middle School pupil wrote a threatening letter Jan. 9 against a teacher and other students because he was angry. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
  • A Westside High School student was in possession of three lighters and four razor blades Jan. 23. He was placed on home-bound services for 45 days.
  • A W.S. Hornsby K-8 School pupil pulled the fire alarm after being threatened by another pupil if he did not do so Jan. 23. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
  • A W.S. Hornsby K-8 School pupil was in possession of a marijuana grinder, cursed repeatedly at the assistant principal and failed to follow directions Jan. 24. He was assigned to the alterative program until he is eligible for ninth grade.
  • A Morgan Road Middle School pupil on Jan. 17 told students he had a bomb in his book bag, and if anyone touched it, it would go off. He did not have a bomb and “was just playing around.” He was placed on probation for the rest of the school year.
  • A Murphey Middle School pupil brought a BB gun to school Jan. 16. That pupil and another pupil shot a third pupil in the back of the leg with the gun during physical education class. The BB gun was found at the home of a different pupil. The two who shot the gun were assigned to the alternative program for 45 days. The pupil living at the home where the gun was found was assigned to the alternative program until the end of the third nine week grading period and placed on probation for the rest of the school year.
  • A W.S. Hornsby K-8 School pupil brought a pellet gun to school Jan. 8 to get it home after he spent the night with someone. A second pupil hid the gun outside the school to keep the first pupil from getting in trouble and was placed on probation for the rest of the school year. There was no ammunition with the gun. The pupil who brought the gun to school was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.
  • A Langford Middle School pupil got into a fight with another pupil Jan. 16. After being separated from the other pupil, she cursed and threatened the teacher and then hit him in the face. She was assigned to the alternative program until she is eligible for ninth grade.
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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/26/13 - 03:10 pm
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Next-to-last story

The Hornsby story about the kids getting into trouble with the pellet gun points out a weakness in the no-discernment, no-discretion policy regarding simple weapons.

Okay, the student has a problem. He spent the night with another student and they enjoyed some target practice time using a pellet gun at the home (presumably with the blessings of all parents). Now his dilemma is how to get the gun home from the other student's home using bus transportation.

The schools should have a "check your weapons" policy. If you tell the bus driver what you intend to do, the bus driver can take the weapon when the child gets on the bus. Then, when all students are unloaded at the school, the bus driver can check the weapon for the student at the office. After school the front office can turn the weapon over to the bus driver at the school bus parking lot and the driver can give it to the student when the student gets to his stop. Wouldn't that be more civilized than the no-tolerance policy we have?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/26/13 - 05:23 pm
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Ok now...all the new folks reading this

How many want to rush & put your children in the school here....now don't rush & fall all over each other.....there will be space for all....

Yes...there will be free sex on the bus....free shoving & punching teachers....take your guns to school day....

Curse-threaten & hit teacher in the face day....

THIS IS UNBELIEVABLE....I had to read it twice for this mess to sink in...OMG

imwatching
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imwatching 02/26/13 - 06:16 pm
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All are missing the point

Everyone is missing the point here, "A Spirit Creek Middle School pupil said she was going to bring a gun to school, shoot everyone and get a bomb to blow up the school " and the punishment; The girl was assigned to five days of in-school suspension and placed on probation for the rest of the school year.
The rest of the infractions for the most part included alternative school, for this one the student gets probation. I guess they will have to actually carry out the threat to get alternative school eh!
Gotta love the RCBOE and its infinite wisdom here folks.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 02/26/13 - 09:50 pm
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Battery on a school official..

the two that actually hit a school offical need to be in jail. The one that cussed a teacher needs to be out of school. I, for one, am sick and tired of these punk kids acting like animals. They have no respect for themselves, for others, or for authority. They need to be in jail and out of the school system forever. Teachers/administrators should not have to tolerate this behavior. When are we, the law abiding citizens, going to wake up?

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 02/26/13 - 11:22 pm
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Garbage in, garbage
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Garbage in, garbage out............

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 02/27/13 - 08:37 am
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Feelings

From the story:

•A Hephzibah Middle School pupil wrote a threatening letter Jan. 9 against a teacher and other students because he was angry. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the school year.

They teach these kids that they need to capture their feelings in writing. They need to express their innermost thoughts and feelings. They even give them a journal book and assign them to write in it every day. But it's a trap and a trick. You see, what the teachers really mean is to write only things that are acceptable, that are politically correct. Anything outside the norm results in discipline. The government school system is training our children to become docile, pliable, predictable government subjects.

Thinking outside the box is threatening to the state.

Adam Bomb
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Adam Bomb 02/27/13 - 09:20 am
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nocnoc
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nocnoc 02/27/13 - 09:24 am
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I'll say it....

What the are we teaching these kids?
When the are we going to demonstrate disciple?
Group oral sex on bus only gets a slap on the wrist.
Shooting a student gets a slap on the wrist?
Caught Red Handed with Drugs, on school grounds does not get turned over to the RCSO?

No wonder we are seeing mentally messed up students in schools and becoming adults.

No one is teaching them right from wrong? And that stupid actions
has consequences in this world.

HenryWalker3rd
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HenryWalker3rd 02/27/13 - 11:55 am
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I wonder what's going on out
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I wonder what's going on out there in Columbia County, if the schools in Richmond County looks like this....my goodness...

Jake
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Jake 02/27/13 - 11:56 am
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Hephzibah High School

HHS is getting in the news for all the wrong reasons but I am sure that the school has many fine students and activities.
We rode Mr. Keys school bus to Sue Reynolds Elementary in the early 60's and never had anything like the above incident going on. Of course I was young, naive and innocent and had I witnessed such a thing I probably would have thought someone was getting inflated.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 02/27/13 - 12:36 pm
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There is no crime. Sick society.
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We are creating monsters at home and reinforcing it in the school system. Monsters do evil deeds. Personal accountability to one's self and society at large is politically incorrect.

Teach that you can do whatever you want without accountability and then magically at 18 years of age it is a crime. Terrorist threats.

Wonder what would have happened to this CHILD is they attended school in CT on Jan 15?

Chigger Hill Man
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Chigger Hill Man 02/27/13 - 01:40 pm
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The police

Can smile at this article and see job security for the future.

class1
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class1 03/01/13 - 06:01 pm
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Threat

Five days in-house at Spirit Creek Middle School for all those threats. You have to be kidding me. Why even have a Tribunal Board if they allow threats like this and do nothing about them.

Darby
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Darby 01/20/14 - 01:16 pm
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Sure sounds like we have descended to the point where

the inmates are running the asylum.

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