Across Georgia

  • Follow Metro

81 school doors glued in Macon

MACON, GA. — The keyholes to more than 80 exterior door locks at Howard Middle and Howard High schools were glued shut earlier this month as part of a senior prank, and repairs will cost about $10,000.

School custodians found the vandalism when they arrived at school May 2 and couldn’t get inside. A campus police officer subsequently identified one of the students from a surveillance video, and that student later confessed, leading authorities to the other students, a school employee said.

School system officials couldn’t say whether the five male students – ages 17 and 18 – were charged or disclose their identities or punishment because of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

The Bibb County jail didn’t have a record of the students’ arrest.

The students’ families have agreed to split the cost of the repairs.

Man hits window, bleeds to death

ATHENS, GA. — Author­ities say an Athens man bled to death after punching out a window at a former girlfriend’s apartment.

Police say they found 37-year-old Elmario Rayshawn Griffith bleeding profusely from his arm shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday.

The Athens Banner-Herald reported that Griffith was still conscious, but would not tell officers what had happened.

Investigators determined that at some point during a dispute with the former girlfriend, Griffith punched a window and severed an artery.

He was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he later died.

Comments (3) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
Little Lamb
45869
Points
Little Lamb 05/17/12 - 07:40 am
0
0
Police

Okay — In Bibb County, the school system doesn't get law enforcement involved when they are victimized by vandalism. In Columbia County, the school system does. Who is better off?

boodroe
1938
Points
boodroe 05/17/12 - 08:47 pm
1
0
Hmm Man dfies after He Punches Window

So were his last words Hey buddy watch this so tragic to die over such a senseless act I pray for his family.

boodroe
1938
Points
boodroe 05/17/12 - 08:45 pm
0
0
Law Enforcement Involved

It doesn't say police were not involved it says information not released cause of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. So for all we know the students could still be in jail

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs