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Growing Columbia County seeks teachers

Posted: 03/13/2007 - Columbia County is looking for new teachers to keep up with their booming population. Several years ago, the county needed 47 new teachers. This year, they need 76.

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Autistic child left on empty school bus

Updated: 03/14/2007 - A seven-year-old autistic boy was left on his Aiken school bus for hours alone, and now his mother wants answers. James Stephens fell asleep on his way to Chukker Creek Elementary and ended up at a bus lot at South Aiken High School.

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Special Assignment: Doing Time for School Crime

Posted: 02/28/2007 - Some school crimes end up in court. Columbia County Juvenile Judge Doug Flanagan invited News 12 into his courtroom to show us how he deals with young people on the wrong side of the law.

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Glenn Hills Middle hosts gang seminar for parents

Posted: 02/13/2007 - Gangs are growing in number by recruiting kids as young as elementary school. News 12's Lynnsey Gardner sat down with the assistant principal of Glenn Hills Middle to find out what the school is doing to fight the problem.

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Richmond County BOE approves superintendent job advertisement

Updated: 02/12/2007 - The search is on for Richmond County's next school superintendent, a position previously held by Dr. Charles Larke. The deputy superintendent has been filling in, but now they're taking steps to advertise the job nationwide.

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Sixth grader dies after complaining of headache

Updated: 02/05/2007 - There are still lots of questions following the death of a Langford Middle School student. 12-year-old Cyan Scoggins of Augusta died Thursday morning, but no one knows how.

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Bus driver shot behind North Augusta Middle

Updated: 02/02/2007 - Investigators have arrested a suspect after an early morning shooting behind North Augusta Middle School. Booker T. McKenney of Belvedere was arrested without incident in Johnston in connection to the shooting of a school bus driver.

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Butler High battling mouse problem

Updated: 02/06/2007 - It's no secret Butler High School has dealt with some serious discipline issues. But this time kids aren't causing the disruptions--mice are. The principal blames the cold weather and the old building, but parents say it's no excuse.

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New school means rezoning for Columbia County

Updated: 01/04/2007 - A new elementary school in Columbia County will help with overcrowding. The board of education is holding a public meeting for parents to get a look at the school rezoning.

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20 Evans High students arrested after fight at popular hangout

Updated: 01/05/2007 - 20 students have been arrested after a fight at Wally's in Evans. The store's parking lot is a big after school hangout for Evans High students...but after a fight this week, the store and the sheriff's office are taking action.

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Voyager: Linda Schrenko's Legacy of Literacy

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Linda Schrenko's sitting in a jail cell, serving an eight-year sentence for her part in a fraud scheme that stole from Georgia schoolchildren. But there's another part of her legacy: the reading program she funded in Richmond County in 2001.

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Aiken County school board passes bullying policy

Updated: 12/13/2006 - Every school system in South Carolina will have a new bullying policy by the first of the year, and tonight the Aiken County school board approved their version of the policy unanimously.

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"Bully Buster" program empowers students

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Tonight parents will sit down with the Aiken County Board of Education to talk about bullies. The board is going to pass a new bullying policy. But one school already has a successful program to fight the teasing, even violence.

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