Hephzibah school attack probed

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 12:38 PM
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An investigation is continuing today into a 15-year-old Hephzibah High School student who assaulted a classmate on Monday.

An argument began on the bus and at some point she attacked a 15-year-old classmate, cutting her on the arm and face, according to school system Director of Public Information Louis Svehla.

The injuries were not life-threatening, but the girl’s guardians took her to Medical College of Georgia Hospital and Clinics.

The attacker was arrested later Monday at her home and taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center, Mr. Svehla said. She was also suspended pending a disciplinary tribunal hearing.

It appears some type of weapon was used in the attack, but that and other details are still being investigated, he said. Random searches were conducted today at Hephzibah High School as a precaution. Additional school board public safety officers were also on campus.

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Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 03/17/09 - 11:47 am
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Openness and an abundance of

Openness and an abundance of precaution make for a hard-to-beat combination in a SOS.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 03/17/09 - 11:51 am
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Whats up with all the female

Whats up with all the female students cutting eachother up? Welcome to da dirty souf!

LadyCisback
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LadyCisback 03/17/09 - 12:16 pm
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it's their hormones!!

it's their hormones!!

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 03/17/09 - 12:19 pm
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Meeoooowww! Hisss! Hisss!

Meeoooowww! Hisss! Hisss!

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 03/17/09 - 12:50 pm
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I cannnot, for the life of

I cannnot, for the life of me, see anything "comical" in this story - the world is becoming more violent every day and our young people are helping it right along. No guidance at home and nothing but horror and blood shed on TV and those so called "video games" - where will it all end?

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 03/17/09 - 01:02 pm
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TW you could shovel bible

TW you could shovel bible verses down their gullet all day and force them to watch Brady Bunch reruns 24-7. It wouldn't make a difference. Teenage girls are ruthless.

mslawson09
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mslawson09 03/17/09 - 01:09 pm
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she should be expelled for

she should be expelled for the rest of the year and the victim should press charges!!!! This doesn't make any sense at all!!!!

Mongol
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Mongol 03/17/09 - 01:19 pm
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We can make a ton of money

We can make a ton of money putting this on video. Faster Puzzycat Kill Kill!!!!

jack
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jack 03/17/09 - 01:43 pm
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The attackers parents should

The attackers parents should be mde to pay for any hospital/medical bills, and she should be placed in alternative school.

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Hephzibah44 03/17/09 - 01:44 pm
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I have had 3 children go to

I have had 3 children go to Hephzibah High School and this is just business as usual. It is just that somehow 95% of the crap that goes on at the school never gets reported to anyone. If this would have happened on the school grounds I bet no one would have heard about it.

Drama Mamma
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Drama Mamma 03/17/09 - 01:46 pm
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I agree this is getting way

I agree this is getting way out of hand I firmly believe that the kids today are hearing all kinds of stuff on the radio, tv when I was young there was no cursin on the radio and tv an stuff may be we need to go back to banding it I mean look at the kids today compared to our day you know. I mean there advertising sex and violents on every thing we see so I think its promoting it big time..

MyOpinion2
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MyOpinion2 03/17/09 - 02:02 pm
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plzgetalife
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plzgetalife 03/17/09 - 02:23 pm
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I do agree with you

I do agree with you Hephzibah44 and Drama Mamma. I went through a similiar situation at another school with my daughter. It is a shame how these kids act and in my case you could not tell the child from the parent.

tdp
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tdp 03/17/09 - 02:44 pm
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I agree that the parents of

I agree that the parents of the child should be made to pay the medical bills of the victim. Additionally, the parents should either have to pay some sort of fine or be given some other type of punishment. Maybe if we start punishing the parents of these hoodlums then they will start controlling their children. It's sad when you can't even send your child to school without fearing for their safety.

usmcbuckner
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usmcbuckner 03/17/09 - 02:54 pm
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Drama Mamma, did they not

Drama Mamma, did they not have English and Spelling classes when you were in school?

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 03/17/09 - 02:57 pm
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Kids aren't RC. You can't

Kids aren't RC. You can't "control" them. Only a new/non parent would think they could.

Drama Mamma
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Drama Mamma 03/17/09 - 04:00 pm
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USM go pick on some body else

USM go pick on some body else that's obviously what you like to do is find faults...

lddist
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lddist 03/17/09 - 04:24 pm
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Parents are teaching these

Parents are teaching these girls to be this aggressive. Go watch a 7 year old girls basketball game and watch how the parents cheer and clap when they rip the ball away fom another. These young girls actually get into almost, wrestling matches taking the ball from each other.

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Dan White 03/17/09 - 05:09 pm
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It's that time of year. The

It's that time of year. The "Ides of March." Remember, Columbine was in April. March and April - the kids go nuts. Look at the discipline referrals and you will find the bulk of them are from March and April.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 03/17/09 - 07:01 pm
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Leave the Bible belt so you

Leave the Bible belt so you can find that this doesn't happen elsewhere. Try the former Sundown Town of Pana, IL. Very peaceful.

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 03/17/09 - 07:10 pm
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It was Obama's fault. End of

It was Obama's fault. End of story.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 03/17/09 - 07:49 pm
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I may not be able to

I may not be able to "control" my kids, but I sure as hell can control the images they see, the games they play, the music they listen to and the words they use in my house. Then they must learn to control themselves. If you can't control those things, why the hell did you have them? Parents teach hate, not schools, not the other kids, no one but parents.

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tdp 03/17/09 - 07:56 pm
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gnumbgnuts.....A 17 year old

gnumbgnuts.....A 17 year old is still a child in the eyes of the law. Therefore, they are still under the parents control. And, just for the record, I am neither a non-parent nor a new parent. I just know how to raise a child right and teach them how to act!

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Dan White 03/17/09 - 09:03 pm
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ITDoc - what parents? Kids

ITDoc - what parents? Kids like this are raising themselves.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 03/17/09 - 09:51 pm
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I'm sorry Greenjacket, I

I'm sorry Greenjacket, I meant to say "parent". Daddy's are non-existent in today's sorry society, except in Washington, DC. "Now you must reap what you have sown."

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gnumbgnuts 03/17/09 - 10:02 pm
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Doc, If you can control all

Doc, If you can control all of that, you're a suppository, not a parent. Do you really think kids don't learn bad behavior from other kids? Are you f-ing kidding me? tdp, Most kids are taught how to act, but outside influences change that teaching.BTW, yes I have a 17yr old. I know. Get out of fantasy land.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 03/17/09 - 10:15 pm
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I am not in fantasy land. My

I am not in fantasy land. My children know respect. My children did not have kids before jobs, homes, and marriage. To agree with your POV is to admit you are powerless, and so, it must be true. Call me anything you want, my children are shining examples of what is possible with stern parental love. What kind of grandchildren will YOU have? Mine will be raised with stern discipline, love, and parental control. Don't you wish everyone's were? You say "you have a 17 yr old". Does your 17 yr old have a Dad? My reality is many people's fantasy in many respects, all of which are due to two things: the Glory of God and my love for my children. You are in fantasy land if you believe you are not in control of and responsible for your children's destiny. Garbage in, garbage out.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 03/17/09 - 10:18 pm
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People can create many

People can create many excuses for their failure to raise a respectful, responsible child. I can blast every one out of the water and will do so at every opportunity. You made the child, sacrifice for that child. If you need to be a "suppository", you owe that child such. That child did not ask you to create it, that child had no choice, so you either devote yourself to that child or give it to me and I'll teach it that nothing is impossible. Excuses. Excuses suck and so do parents who don't believe in their own ability.

ITDoc
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ITDoc 03/17/09 - 10:21 pm
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Parents are concerned with

Parents are concerned with material possessions before their children. Parents are concerned with what schools teach without concern for their own hateful examples. Parents don't give a damn about anyone but themselves. This is why our kids hate each other. This is why our kids kill because they are disrespected. If you cannot take responsibility for your children, you should be neutered. Good day.

gnumbgnuts
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gnumbgnuts 03/17/09 - 10:25 pm
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Times have changed Doc. I'm

Times have changed Doc. I'm writing of TODAY'S 17 year olds. And yes, my 17yr old has a fantastic Dad. I've taught her all I can but she could still stray. That's all I got to say about that.

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