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Richmond Academy assistant principal charged with DUI

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:44 PM
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An Academy of Richmond County assistant principal was arrested and charged with DUI and driving without a license during the weekend.

William C. Henry was pulled over Saturday on Skin­ner Mill Road, where the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office had set up a road check for Operation Thunder, the county’s 90-day crackdown on driving offenses.

School system Deputy Super­intendent Tim Spivey said Henry will get a letter of advisement, which is not considered to be a reprimand but more of an acknowledgement of the incident and a request to do better.

Spivey said that although it is embarrassing for educators to be charged with DUI, it is not considered an offense that requires punishment by their employer.

He said the letter of advisement is the common response for a teacher or admin­­istrator charged with a DUI.

“It’s unfortunate, we hate it, but we talk to them and tell them we expect more out of our educators and give them a letter to back it up,” Spivey said.

Spivey said Henry has been with the school system for about 20 years and is in his first year of administration.

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avidreader
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avidreader 04/04/13 - 05:40 am
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A Few Words!

Sometimes, good people simply have a bad day. Dr. Henry is good man. I know him, and my level of respect will not falter.

rocketserve
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rocketserve 04/04/13 - 06:50 am
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Oh this is ok but...
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If a teacher posts a picture on his/her personal social media account of him/ her out somewhere or even in their own home having a drink AWAY FROM SCHOOL on their own time, they could get fired??? Does not really seem fair.

David Parker
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David Parker 04/04/13 - 08:07 am
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The strongly worded letter

The strongly worded letter sums it up I suppose:

"request to do better"

...as we all do.

Shortcomment
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Shortcomment 04/04/13 - 08:25 am
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Does ARC

have a Driver's Ed program and is he a instructor?

Also, what happen to Moral Turpitude in ARC?

r
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r 04/04/13 - 08:28 am
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Fast to judge!!!

What if all of you got fired for getting stopped for a DUI? It is bad but he wasn't on the job or with students.

Shortcomment
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Shortcomment 04/04/13 - 08:28 am
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BTW

Any bets that Operation Thunder, is suspended during Master Week?

rocketserve
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rocketserve 04/04/13 - 08:44 am
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My point exactly r
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Teachers get fired and suspended all of the time for a simple picture on Facebook of them on their own time while enjoying an adult beverage. I am not saying he should be fired, all I am saying is that it should be fair.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 04/04/13 - 08:56 am
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Definition of "moral
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Definition of "moral turpitude": if we like you, you made a mistake. If we don't, you're morally bankrupt.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 04/04/13 - 09:28 am
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Shortcomment, you point is a

Shortcomment, you point is a valid one but think about this: RCSO are the type of cops who will throw a preacher from Kansas in jail for selling or buying a practice round ticket too close to sacred ground.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/04/13 - 09:39 am
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operation thunder and any
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operation thunder and any other publicized "police crackdown" is nothing more than window dressing on the "pig" that is augusta (not the people, but when i say augusta it is the climate fostered by inept and poorly run government and the commissioners charged to run/manage the city-they are more concerned about race/racial in a quest to maintain their own power base) and for one week the goal is to give the world an impression that this is a properly run city managed by competent individuals which we all know it is not. it is run by race hustlers on one end and on the other end "good ole boys" afraid to make decision to benefit the entire county becasue of the "800lb gorilla" always lurking in the room

rocketserve
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rocketserve 04/04/13 - 10:08 am
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Giants...
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Would it be better if the person breaking the law wasn't a preacher? Law is law right?

Sweet son
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Sweet son 04/04/13 - 11:00 am
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@Tracey

Where's his mug?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/04/13 - 11:53 am
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It is interesting that

It is interesting that there's no photo.

my.voice
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my.voice 04/04/13 - 12:44 pm
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"and give them a letter to

"and give them a letter to back it up"

OH MY, a letter? That's frightening. Wonder what they will do if he eventually kills someone?

I'm sorry, but both the perp and the BOE are setting poor examples.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/04/13 - 01:09 pm
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Not enough info.

Did he blow a .08 or a .15? If it was a .08, he fell into the trap I've long complained about; a BAC level that doesn't dramatically impair a lot of people, and has no probable cause to pull them over. Roadblocks lock up people who are not demonstrably impaired.

If it was a .15, the punishment should be more severe.

Lastly, driving without a license? Did he just leave it at home or has he lost it for some other driving offense?

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 04/04/13 - 01:18 pm
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Photo

Here is a photo. He previously worked at HMS. A great guy!

http://heph-mid.rcboe.org/user_profile_view.aspx?id=c33dc9a4-caf8-4b3a-9...

IsAmericaFree
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IsAmericaFree 04/04/13 - 01:28 pm
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What happens upon conviction?

If my spouse is caught DUI, he loses his professional certification thereby losing his job upon conviction. Will this administrator face more severe punishment if he is convicted? Everyone is assuming he was drunk but DUI could mean he was high (legal or illegal drugs).

What does driving w/o a license in GA mean anyway? Where I'm from, it means you either never had one or the one you had has been suspended or revoked. It doesn't mean you just didn't have it on you.

da-realist
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da-realist 04/04/13 - 03:10 pm
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They tried to fire Dr.

They tried to fire Dr. Frazier for his D.U.I. Must be who you know.

da-realist
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da-realist 04/04/13 - 03:12 pm
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what a double standard

what a double standard

showboat
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showboat 04/04/13 - 03:58 pm
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I bet he he wasn't really
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I bet he he wasn't really drink, just got trap in the thunder S@@@, saw one of Roundtree boys in a bar last nite haveing a drink. Did they stop him?

karradur
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karradur 04/04/13 - 04:06 pm
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Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/04/13 - 05:36 pm
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IAD has a good point. He was

IAD has a good point. He was stopped at one of these third world checkpoints. He was driving fine. If he had blown 0.79 he would be told to have a nice night. But if he blew 0.8 he is put in jail. Something is not right with this checkpoint procedure, law and logic.

countyman
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countyman 04/04/13 - 05:39 pm
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Karradur. Yeah, must be the

Karradur. Yeah, must be the stress from the Shakespeare festival, and having the only IB program(college ready students) in the metro area.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/04/13 - 05:42 pm
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realist

Can you refresh me on the details of Dr. Frazier's charge? I don't remember it. Maybe you can link up an archive story?

luvmykitty
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luvmykitty 04/05/13 - 02:15 am
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To the person that said tbhis

To the person that said this guy was not with students with his DUI, ok, he is still putting other people's lives in danger, he should be fired, poor judgement and not a good example for students.

Austin Rhodes
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Austin Rhodes 04/05/13 - 07:29 am
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Frazier got in trouble...

...because he failed to report the incident to the BOE. Dr. Henry turned himself in to his bosses the instant he made bond...as the rules REQUIRE.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/05/13 - 09:21 am
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Thanks Austin; I suspected

Thanks Austin; I suspected there was more to the story.

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