Holiday brings few break-ins, Richmond school official says

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Someone kicked in three doors at East Augusta Middle School over Christmas break and vandalized portable classrooms at Hains Elementary School, according to Benton Starks, the Richmond County school system’s senior director of facilities services.

Despite the two incidents and the usual reports of broken windows, this Christmas holiday was relatively quiet, Mr. Starks said.

“Maybe people are starting to see it’s their community they’re tearing up,” he said.

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AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/05/09 - 03:39 pm
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I can't believe that RCSO

I can't believe that RCSO didn't see these things before school returned. If the deputies were patrolling these areas like they should be then these vandals may have been caught in the act.

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stillamazed 01/05/09 - 04:50 pm
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Just another idiot with no

Just another idiot with no education not wanting others to have an education........

Waymore
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Waymore 01/05/09 - 06:50 pm
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Hey AugustaVoter, maybe if

Hey AugustaVoter, maybe if the BOE Police did their jobs, they would have found it.

AugustaVoter
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AugustaVoter 01/05/09 - 07:19 pm
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Waymore they were off just

Waymore they were off just like the rest of the BOE staff.

howdie
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howdie 01/05/09 - 07:42 pm
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The Deputies probably thought

The Deputies probably thought it was the normal state that these properties are in thanks to BOE.

Waymore
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Waymore 01/05/09 - 08:38 pm
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AugustaVoter, why is that?

AugustaVoter, why is that? They are the Police for the BOE. Why does the responsibility of protecting their property fall to the S.O.? Why doesn't the Chief of the Public Safety Division schedule properly to make sure that at least one or two BOE officers are working at all times?

oh bull
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oh bull 01/05/09 - 09:18 pm
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typical richmond county

typical richmond county behavior. trashy kids trashing schools

As It Is
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As It Is 01/06/09 - 12:46 am
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The Campus Police along with

The Campus Police along with the RCSO are responsible for patrolling the school grounds. However, the BOE Campus Police Director doesn't have a clue as to how to manage a department. She is a left over "terrible hire" with zero experience from the previous administration repaying favors. As for the Sheriff's Office, they are currently over 40 deputies short of their needs and incase you didn't notice a large portion of their time was unnecessarily spent monitoring adults acting like children at Cherry Tree Crossing over the holidays.

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steelermoose1 01/06/09 - 10:42 am
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AugustaVoter...you are a real

AugustaVoter...you are a real idiot. It is not the responsibility of the RCSO to patrol the schools. That is why you pay taxes for BOE police. Also, moron, if you truly understood how things worked then you would never have made that statement. RCSO road patrol can not actively patrol as proactively as we would LIKE TO, due to the constant answering of stupid calls and the shortage of deputies. Maybe if you idiots with cell phones stuck to your heads would quit calling 911 everytime you see a car speeding(as if you yourself dont do it) or anytime you see a "suspicious" black male walking on a street we would have the time to patrol more.

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