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Boy charged for touching Lakeside Middle classmates

Posted: September 18, 2012 - 8:48am  |  Updated: September 18, 2012 - 10:01am

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 A Lakeside Middle School pupil accused last week of sexually assaulting classmates was charged Tuesday.

The 13-year-old boy was charged with sexual battery, according to Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris.

The resource officer for the school in Martinez called deputies Thursday morning after four 12-year-old girls complained that the boy made “uninvited contact with their intimate body parts,” according to a Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The girls said the boy slapped at them or poked at them with his hands.

The case has been turned over to the Columbia County Juvenile Court for further prosecution, Morris said.

Columbia County School Superintendent Charles Nagle said the boy is being sent to the system's hearing officer with a recommendation for long-term suspension.

In addition, two of the girls involved also will face a disciplinary hearing because witnesses saw them touch the boy inappropriately, Nagle said.

Another Lakeside Middle boy is being sent to the tribunal in a separate case for similar acts, but on a second offense, Nagle said. No charges have been filed in that case.

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Hello Parent(s) there is a reason

Take your pick for why:

1. TV is the Baby sitter or the only role model at home.
2. Home environment problems which are spilling over in the school environment.
3. Lack of ADULT PARENTAL supervision.
4. Witnesses such things at home and is trying it out at school..


parents are not the reason

This child is a good child and the school and investigators didn't even give him a chance. Did they pull cameras? NO! They should have thoroughly investigated it instead of assuming he did it since all the girls are friends and didn't even report it until one came forward so stop assuming things. THAT IS WHAT CAUSED THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!