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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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Richmond County mother says school bullying out of hand

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Surveys show 77 percent of students are bullied mentally, verbally, and physically. One Richmond County mother says her daughter is a victim of bullying. She is concerned it could be happening more and more.

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Buccafusco hopes to give board members, parents a voice

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Columbia County school board chairman-elect Regina Buccafusco says she plans to give every board member a voice. She wants to group them together with other faculty on committees for projects.

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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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