Originally created 03/09/99

Hits use of school name with crime 030999 - The Augusta Chronicle

I protest the naming of a (student's) school in crime stories or any story unless the crime happens on the school grounds.

I also read the article of Feb. 12 and the Feb. 27 letter. The Feb. 12 story wasn't the only time that I have seen mentioned Butler High School in connection with a crime that the student committed.

I have had four sons graduate from Butler during 1985 to 1998. None of my sons had been in any trouble at Butler or anywhere else, not even at home.

I also was a band parent and involved with the Butler Band Booster Club. I was secretary for three years for the booster club and a chaperone for four years. That involved football games and marching band trips ... on buses.

One trip, in particular, comes to mind. ... We got up early on Saturday to get to Six Flags by opening time so the band could perform there. I had 18 students on the bus I chaperoned to and from Atlanta. I had no trouble from the students; some were seniors who had been with me for four years. At the end of that particular trip, I thanked the young adults for behaving and treating me with the uppermost respect.

So when your paper says a juvenile commits a crime and the crime wasn't at the school site, it really hurts the students who attend the school, including the teachers and those associated with it. ... The student makes himself a bad person when he commits a crime. ...

Yolanda Deal,Hephzibah


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