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Police Blotter

Posted: January 8, 2012 - 12:03am  |  Updated: January 8, 2012 - 4:02am

The following accounts were taken from reports from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. Additional reports are available at www.columbiacountyso.org:

Teacher hit by pupil

A special education teacher at Stallings Island Middle School told sheriff’s deputies Wednesday that a pupil slapped and kicked her as she took him to the principal’s office.

During a morning class, the teacher said the pupil refused to listen and got upset with her.

When she took him into the principal’s office, he slapped her face multiple times. Another teacher helped her restrain the student, who repeatedly kicked her before he calmed down.

The teacher’s left eye was injured, but she refused to prosecute.

The pupil was suspended.


Motorist follows woman home

A motorist driving Tuesday on North Belair Road followed a woman home after they almost wrecked.

The 43-year-old woman said she had just driven by Evans-to-Locks Road when a Dodge truck passed her in the right merge lane, causing her to swerve to avoid a collision.

She started honking at the male driver and tried to write down his license plate number when the man braked rapidly, which made her do the same.

The man pulled into the right turn lane at the Marshall Place subdivision and yelled at her. They both turned into the Evans neighborhood and the woman tried to write down his license plate number again.

She said the man blocked her in and asked her to get out of her car to talk to him. She refused, telling him to either talk to her husband or authorities.

The woman left and called 911 after she saw the man following her. When she arrived at her home, her husband told the man to leave, and he did.

The 32-year-old man told authorities a similar story, but said he didn’t see the other driver until she started honking her horn. He said he followed her home to speak with her husband.


Deputies find man unconscious on porch

Deputies found a man unconscious Jan. 1 on a Grovetown porch while responding to an assault at the residence.

A woman at the home on the 5000 block of Old Augusta Highway said the unconscious man had been very drunk and started pushing her. The 20-year-old said another man intervened and knocked him to the ground, kicking him in the face and neck. He left the home before authorities arrived.

The 27-year-old man was in the fetal position on the front porch. Deputies saw an abrasion on his neck and a bump on his right temple.

The man was still unconscious when he was taken to Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center.

A nurse there later told a deputy that the man was being uncooperative.


Stolen cash register found in Aiken County

A cash register stolen Jan. 1 from a Martinez business was found in a ditch along an Aiken County roadway.

A Kmart employee pushing buggies in the parking lot notified authorities when he saw the door to Lil’ Dutch Bakery pried open.

The cash register with an unknown amount of money was taken from the business.

A deputy from the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office later contacted county officers and said they found an empty cash register, with the words “Lil’ Dutch Bakery” written on it, in a ditch on Graymore Hollow Road.

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Craig Spinks

Teacher hit by pupil

Are we teachers our own worst enemies? Why in Heaven's name did the unnamed teacher in the above-mentioned story decline to prosecute a pupil who slapped and kicked her with resultant injury to her left eye? Charlie's not going to fire or force out a teacher who reports a crime to Clay and Steve. The days of retaliation for crime-reporting are gone. Charlie's a bigger man than that.

Unless the kid is severely or profoundly retarded, he should have been locked up. If the kid is SID or PID, he kid should have been removed from regular schooling in the interest of student safety and placed in a more restrictive, yet more appropriate, educational setting.

And don't hand me that mullarkey about "Manifestation of Disability." The State of Georgia has a compelling interest in maintaining safe schools. If the CCBOE attorney can't figure out a way to protect our kids in regular school settings, the CCBOE needs to find one who can.

Dr. Craig Spinks/ Georgians for Educational Excellence