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Eleven students suspended after brawl erupts at Monroe

Five teens go to jail and six more are sent to YDC.

ALBANY — Eleven male students were suspended after a brawl erupted on the Monroe High School campus Monday afternoon. The students range in age from 15 to 17.

Dougherty County School System Police arrested five 17-year-olds, who were transported to the Dougherty County Jail, while six minors were taken to the Albany Regional Youth Detention Center.

All 11 youths were suspended for 10 days and will also face charges ranging from disruption of school to assault.

School officials say the incident does not appear to be gang-related, and the investigation is ongoing.

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VSU 2 years, 7 months ago

Ah, we know these kids did nothing wrong. These are good boys, they were just having a little fun. As they say.... boys will be boys.

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whattheheck 2 years, 7 months ago

Unusually spirited day in the halls of learning. We'll have a tribunal and all will return to class to duke it out another day.

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waltspecht 2 years, 7 months ago

Why are we only hearing about it on Friday?

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chinaberry25 2 years, 7 months ago

Send them all to Blaylock and put them with the prison population. Maybe they will be glad of their freedom.

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washedupcoach 2 years, 7 months ago

As a former teacher and coach, I have seen a "hip Hop" gangbanger culture develope in our young people. They revere these cowardly "ganstas" as heroes. The sad part of all this, is that many of their parents are former or active gang members. If not members, they are aware of the lyrics of the so-called music their kids listen to but do nothing about it. It is more important that they be tough and bad, exhibit the bad swagger when the walk down the halls of the schools where they don't learn. The School Board needs to allow discipline back in the schools and get rid of those who do not want to be there. Please understand that there are plenty of young people that would like to learn in a non-hostile atmosphere.

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chinaberry25 2 years, 7 months ago

In order to draw welfare, you must be in school. You can stay there until you are 22 and to graduate at 18 is cutting off the check. And the school board is more interested in the money the state pays for each student than if they ever graduate or behave. Look at the 17 year old who was shot last week on a school night. Where are is caregivers? And I can promise you, he knows who shot him.

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VSU 2 years, 7 months ago

I think coach is feeling sad, because he is thinking about the good old days when he beat up his nerdy classmate who would not give him the answers to his final exams.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 7 months ago

These kids were fighting because they found out that if they go to Darton College, or Vadosta State, they may not get a good education.

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whattheheck 2 years, 7 months ago

They won't make the cut, Coach. ASU will take the lot and after all funds are milked, throw a diploma in their open car window as they drive away.

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 7 months ago

WHERE DO YOU GUYS GET THESE STATS THAT KIDS FROM DCSS GO TO ASU? THEY DONT!!!! THE MAJORITY OF THE KIDS AT ASU ARE FROM THE ATLANTA AREA!!!!

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VSU 2 years, 7 months ago

You are right coach, they are afraid they may not make it to ASU to get that diploma they don't have to work for. Darton & VSU would make them work. At ASU they still will not get a good education, but at least they will get that diploma.

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FlunkyMonkey 2 years, 7 months ago

The school board is WAY too busy right now hiding/explaining its own crimes and criminal behavior to worry about disciplining students. Besides, how can the school board bring discipline back to the schools when they can't even discipline themselves?

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ObjectiveEyes 2 years, 7 months ago

Wow, you nailed it Flunky and Obama wants to require that these folks stay in school until they are 18!

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bubbavet 2 years, 7 months ago

ANOTHER GENERATION OF WELFARE AND MEDICAID. "AND THE BEAT GOES ON"

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43cop 2 years, 7 months ago

My comment is "Way to go Flunky Monkey", you nailed it. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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waltspecht 2 years, 7 months ago

Until the School System decides to take the Schools back from these disruptive students, the problem will only get worse. I know parents that really can't afford private school, scraping up the funds to send their children there because they fear for their childrens safety in the public schools. It is getting to be like the prisons, where the gangs rule and the guards (teachers) sort of sit back and await retirement. Hoping to avoid any major problems. They know if they act on what they are supposed to do, they will expose themselves to additional danger. They also know the administration will tell them they can't just see things in black and white, but have to accept shades of gray. Remember, the population of a prison or school is what determines a good part of their funding.

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