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Two Grovetown High students disciplined for sex offenses

Posted: December 12, 2011 - 5:56pm

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Two Grovetown High School students recently were disciplined for committing sexual offenses.

Following a meeting with the Columbia County school system hearing officer on Nov. 29, a Grovetown High student was suspended and will enter in-school suspension once allowed to return to school, according to discipline reports collected Monday.

The other Grovetown High student was sent to the system’s alternative school in Grovetown for the remainder of the school year following a Dec. 1 hearing.

Instances of threats and intimidation got two students at the alternative school expelled for the remainder of the school year. One of those students also must return to the alternative school for the first semester of next school year.

A student at Lakeside High and another at Lakeside Middle were caught with knives last month.

The high school student was remanded to the Individual Education Plan Committee, which oversees the curriculum and discipline of special needs pupils. The middle school pupil was expelled for the rest of the semester and must attend the alternative school next semester.

Students at those schools also got in trouble last month for being under the influence of drugs.

The Lakeside Middle pupil was sent to the alternative school, while the Lakeside High student was remanded back to the school due to insufficient evidence.

Weapons violations got one Grovetown High student expelled this semester and another sent to the alternative school.

Five pupils were expelled last month and early this month for an “accumulation of offenses.”

Two of those expelled, following a Nov. 18 decision by the hearing officer, were pupils at Grovetown Middle. Both are out for the remainder of the semester.

Two Grovetown Middle pupil were sent to the alternative school for the rest of the school year and two were remanded to the IEP Committee.

Also expelled this semester for accumulation of offenses were two students already at the alternative school.

A pupil at Lakeside Middle School and a student at Grovetown High were sent to the alternative school for the rest of the school year for accumulation of offenses.

One Evans High student was expelled for the semester for truancy and another sent to the alternative school for the rest of the school year for the same charge.

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Craig Spinks

CC Public Schools

Criminal activity doesn't belong in our school system.

Chronically disruptive and/or disrespectful activity doesn't belong in our schools.

Disruptive and/or disrespectful activity doen't belong in our classrooms.

And if our school board attorney's not smart or courageous enough to effectuate the above, our BOE needs to find one who will.

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence


CC Public Schools...cont

The problem is the law states that "we" have to provide educational instruction for these "sweet little urchins", until they turn 21, unless they drop out. Happy Happy Joy Joy.


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Craig Spinks

CC Public Schools


The real problem is a gutless school board attorney who'll lead our public school system down the same disciplinary road-to-destruction on which he's led the RCSS for almost forty years.

"The law" is a pathetic excuse for pusillanimous disciplinary activity. We need a school board attorney who'll stand up for our teachers' right to instruct and our students' right to learn in surroundings devoid of disruption and disrespect for authority figures.

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence