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Richmond County schools don't have emergency plan

Posted: 11/29/2006 - A few Columbia and Richmond County schools were victims of some bomb threats a couple months ago. News 12 has learned the Richmond County school system does not have an official, system-wide emergency preparedness plan.

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Four Columbia County schools locked down due to manhunt

Updated: 11/28/2006 - Four Columbia County schools were on lockdown today while deputies searched for a person they say broke into a car nearby. One man is in custody. Deputies are still searching for another.

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Richmond County School Board New Superintendent Public Forum

Posted: 11/15/2006 - The School Board will be holding four Public Forums to allow the citizens of Richmond County the opportunity to express their views on the qualifications of the new superintendent being sought in the Nationwide Superintendent Search.

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PE teacher arrested for alleged sexual relationship with student

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Harlem High School is still in shock after hearing girls' softball coach Melissa Chase is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. And parents who trusted Chase with their children say they want answers.

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12-year-old in custody for Riverside bomb threat

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Capt. Steve Morris of the Columbia County Sheriff's Office tells News 12 a 12-year-old Riverside Middle School student is in custody, accused of calling in a bomb threat at the school yesterday.

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Dr. Charles Larke's last day as superintendent

Posted: 10/31/2006 - After being the center of continuing controversy as superintendent of Richmond County schools, Dr. Charles Larke says he's ready to retire and move on.

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Silver Bluff High evacuated due to bomb threat

Posted: 10/09/2006 - Class is now back underway at Silver Bluff High School, but all morning roads were blocked to and from the school, deputies were everywhere, and the kids were outside.

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Public invited to review proposed SC instructional materials and textbooks

Posted: 10/06/2006 -

The public is invited to review textbooks and instructional materials that have been proposed for use in South Carolina's public schools.

The materials will be recommended to the State Board of Education for adoption on December 13 by the Instructional Materials Review Panels appointed by the Board.

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Silver Bluff High under lockdown

Updated: 10/08/2006 - Silver Bluff High School was under lockdown Friday, and extra officers were at the school to provide extra safety. Students arrived that morning to a threat written on the sidewalk...

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Security stepped up at Lakeside High School

Posted: 10/06/2006 - Parents are wondering: just how do the inner workings of a high school change after its safety is threatened? The key word - at least at Lakeside - is escorts.

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Teenage Years 101 lecture draws huge crowd

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Chief Magistrate Wade Padgett has apparently struck a nerve with his lecture series Teenage Years 101. Hundreds of teenagers came out again to hear his message.

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