School fight yields arrest, suspensions at Butler High

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 2:12 PM
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Three Butler High School staff members were struck during a fight Monday that landed a 17-year-old student in the Richmond County Jail and several juveniles facing charges.

The fight broke out on the second floor after the first class change that morning, according to an e-mail from Louis Svehla, a spokesman for the Richmond County school system.

As they tried to stop the fight, one staff member was hit in the face and another was thrown to the floor, Mr. Svehla said. A third was slammed into a nearby locker.

Glenn Vincent Riggs, 17, of 3505 Potomac Drive, was charged with disruption of public school, affray, first degree criminal damage to property and simple battery on a school teacher, according to a Richmond County jail committal.

Three juveniles, whose names were not released, were charged with disruption of public school, affray and interference with government property, Mr. Svehla said.

The juveniles were released to their parents. All four suspects have been suspended from school.

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Dan White 01/27/09 - 03:59 pm
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When I taught in the public

When I taught in the public schools, I never, never tried to break up a fight. Called for the administration and let them try and break it up. As a result, was never hit or thrown down. These thugs will be back in school in no time.

christian134
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christian134 01/27/09 - 04:23 pm
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They are old enough to fight

They are old enough to fight they are old enough to serve in the draft...This was a normal state of affairs way back when...Although now they are considered babies with their hands spanked and then all is supposed to be forgiven...They will be back in school in no time or they will just leave school and take it to the streets where others will be hurt....

disssman
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disssman 01/27/09 - 05:09 pm
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This is 2009, in 30 years we

This is 2009, in 30 years we will all be bemoaning the problems with little Glen not having the education the rest of society got. The real question is "why aren't these bums in jail NOW"? Is anyone in charge of the county school system? We have a Superintendent, Assistant superintendents, Principals, Assistant Principles and school police and an elected school board. Now I ask who is going to make an EXAMPLE of these punks so the rest get the message loud and clear, and sending them home to mommy isn't the solution!

jackfruitpaper833
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jackfruitpaper833 01/27/09 - 05:26 pm
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There are only a few like

There are only a few like this that make the news, it's not like these schools have major fights everyday.

TechLover
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TechLover 01/27/09 - 06:00 pm
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Back in 1969 when I was in

Back in 1969 when I was in school, a fight started, the pricipal took them into the snack room (had Coke machines,etc) and told them not to come out until they settled it. They fought for a while longer then said what the heck and came on out. That was it. No suspension, no law enforcement. Over and done with.

curly123053
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curly123053 01/27/09 - 06:35 pm
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I was a freshman in high

I was a freshman in high school in 1969, and TechLover I agree with you this time. I remember the school house tiffs that we were able to settle on our terms as long as school was not disrupted. Now, if we would have even thought about slamming teachers up against lockers or throwing them onto the ground, we would have got our butts wore out by the teacher, then maybe, just maybe the police would have gotten called. The end result would have been all settled and the tiff forgotten and back to class. I see noses get bloodied and eyes blackened and the ones who squared off became and reamined friends without anybody going to jail or threatening to sue.

lifelongresidient
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lifelongresidient 01/27/09 - 07:12 pm
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they have to let these thugs

they have to let these thugs back in school, its not about educating its about money pure and simple. no students, no state and federal education funds, that's whay they have the alternative school. keep their butts in the seats, keep that federal and state money rolling in. they will be sent to the "knuckle-head" school for the rest of the year and excuses will be made as to they need an education just like everyone else. if you expel students like that and those who don't want to learn then you wont need as many high schools or school board members and less burden on the poor property owners to funds wasteful and useless "programs" for these type students

N.Augusta
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N.Augusta 01/27/09 - 08:44 pm
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I took my son out of Public

I took my son out of Public School in North Augusta,SC today. He was not in the "A" class therefore he was with the trash of North Augusta. It is really dangerous sending a child to school these days. I am just glad that I have the monetary means to send my child to Private School.

carrera gt
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carrera gt 01/27/09 - 09:47 pm
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My daughter went to North

My daughter went to North Augusta High School and ran with a nice group of kids. Don't blame the schools for everything. You may need to do a better job raising your kids.

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Dan White 01/27/09 - 10:25 pm
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disssman - Richmond needs to

disssman - Richmond needs to get their graduation rates up and these thugs will be right back in school soon.

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Dan White 01/27/09 - 10:28 pm
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carrera gt - if you stay in

carrera gt - if you stay in the advanced classes, obviously you run with a good crowd. Evidently, NAugusts's son was not in the advanced classes and was forced to run with the thugs and never do wells. That's the difference. I made the school system allow my daughter into the advanced classes even though her grades and test scores were not there. The teachers and counselors argued with me and insisted she was not advanced class material. But, I won that argument, and, she ran with a good group of kids. By Soph year, she had turned it around and today is teaching in college. If I had not insisted and fought for her, it could have turned out different.

N.Augusta
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N.Augusta 01/27/09 - 10:55 pm
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To greenjacket- you did a

To greenjacket- you did a good job on insisting that they move your daughter. Whatever you associate with and keep the company of then you yourself become. What one is influenced by one becomes. I was glad to see your comment. Yes my son was not in the advanced classes so I did what it took to remove him. So glad to see your daughter did well!!!

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 01/27/09 - 11:40 pm
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Good job ya'll.

Good job ya'll.

SandyK2005
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SandyK2005 01/27/09 - 11:46 pm
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curly123053
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curly123053 01/27/09 - 11:51 pm
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Government schools are

Government schools are nothing but indoctrination centers for the Federal Government. Whenever somebody is able to send their kids to a private school then they know their kids will be getting a good education. Government schools today are not geared towards the individual student like they should be. Everything is taught in a way that is politically correct as not to offend somebody. Government schools today are a joke.

As It Is
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As It Is 01/28/09 - 02:44 am
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Hit / Push / Stike a teacher

Hit / Push / Stike a teacher and get permantly EXPELLED. No student should be in public school if they feel it acceptable to put their hands on our teachers. I agree they need an education because they are obviously heading down the wrong path towards spending the rest of their life in jail. However, if they will strike or puch a teacher, it is to late for us to effectively deal with them in public schools and they need to be permantly removed. A teacher should be able to VERBALLY stop a fight and if the students respected authority this would occur. Unfortunatley, the students know the school rules are a joke and many teachers let class clowns disrupt everyone because they get harassed by lazy administrators when they send students to the office. Columbia County schools may need to improve in various areas and can always find ways to improve but Richmond County Schools are becoming a joke. Less than a 50% graduation rate, armed police that can barely keep control and administrators afraid of doing what is right. It is less that 5% of the students causing 95% of the problems - throw the bumbs out or at least put them all together in a boot camp type of school.

Cheech1
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Cheech1 01/28/09 - 06:55 am
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Sounds to me like Butler

Sounds to me like Butler should have had the blackout, not Josey

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