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A Hephzibah High School student took a loaded gun to school Feb. 4, according to Richmond County tribunal findings recently made public.

He was suspended for the rest of the school year and will be assigned to the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program for the 2013-14 term.

The following are findings from tribunal hearings held Feb. 7, 11 and 14. Students were given the option of attending the Tubman Education Center Alternative Program in lieu of long-term suspension unless otherwise noted.

• Four Glenn Hills High School students cut class Feb. 1 and ended up being chased by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, causing three schools to be placed on lockdown. All were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the term.

• A Hephzibah High School student hit and kicked a teacher while trying to fight another student Feb. 1. She cursed and threatened the teacher and administrator. She was suspended for the rest of the term and will be assigned to the alternative program for the 2013-14 year.

• A Langford Middle School student exposed himself to another student on the school bus Jan. 31. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the term and placed on probation for the 2013-14 year.

• Two Langford students cut class Feb. 5 and smoked marijuana in the bathroom. They were assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the term.

• An Academy of Richmond County student had a knife on the bus and threatened another student Jan. 29. He was suspended for 45 days and will be assigned to the alternative program for the 2013-14 year.

• A Glenn Hills High student had marijuana on him Jan. 31. He was assigned to the alternative program for the rest of the term.

• A Langford student took a non-operational air-soft pistol to school Jan. 31, and a second student took it. The students were assigned in-school suspension for 10 days and placed on probation for the rest of the school year.

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ironpurps
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ironpurps 03/04/13 - 09:23 pm
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Langford

What is going on at Langford? That used to be one of the best middle schools in the county, now lot's of parents moving their kids to private schools until high school. Who can blame them?

powercenter64
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powercenter64 03/04/13 - 11:04 pm
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Regarding Langford

The number of tribunals is not a reflection of the overall student body or the faculty and staff. 4 students out of 750 is a small percentage. I know from experience that good things are going on at Langford, and it is regrettable that a few bad students can cast a shadow on the shining stars that are Langford students.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/05/13 - 12:37 am
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Oh yeh, you are really laying

Oh yeh, you are really laying down the law. I'm sure you've get them quivering in their boots.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 03/05/13 - 06:12 am
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And these are the kids that

And these are the kids that parents are complaining about not having transportation to the alternative school!

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 03/05/13 - 09:31 am
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Law

There are school policies, and then there are laws. When middle school students are caught using illegal drugs on school property, do they turn them over to law enforecement personnel or do they merely treat the lawbreaking as a school policy issue?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 03/05/13 - 10:06 am
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OOH brother

Why do I even read these reports...it only makes my blood pressure go sky high....
Until & When you turn some bottoms up & put a spanking they sooo deserve we will continue to get these insane articles....
I hope yall are happy with your new way of schooling...it stinks to me.

ironpurps
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ironpurps 03/06/13 - 12:21 am
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Langford

Those are the numbers that are at tribunal. That means that there are many students who are being written up for other offenses that are not tribunal in nature. Would you send your child there? I would NOT.

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