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Suffering sophomore remains at home

Editor’s note: Few articles have ever incited the King George community as much as last week’s Journal article telling the story of the sophomore at King George High School who was jumped in the cafeteria and suffered three fractures to his jaw.  Based on public comments published on the Journal’s website, the community seems divided, with each side calling for some sort of punishment to be meted out to either school personnel, School Board members, or this reporter.  Under the guise of an anonymous posting, it is easy to throw caution to the wind and rail against the perceived wrong-doers.

What is more difficult is to openly and honestly address an issue that is now before the community and to ask the hard

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You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!

Ray Celeste Tanner as Lucy, DJ Flickinger as Charlie Brown

The King George High School Theatre Department performed "You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown", February 16-19. Proceeds from the Wednesday night performance benefited  agencies which work with the homeless and others requiring assistance as part of the departments "Helping Hands Project". Monies were also be collected at all other performances for those wishing to help. Additionally, the program collected canned food, packaged crackers and snacks, socks, and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes, etc. at each performance.
 
The core agencies benefiting from the funds raised this year will be Micah Ecumenical Ministries, The Hope House, The Thurman Brisben Shelter all in Fredericksburg and The Haven in Warsaw.  

Photo by Teri Priebe.

KG Substitute teacher charged with carnal knowledge of a child

According to King George Sheriff Steve Dempsey, Deaunta Jerrell Campbell, age 22,was arrested on Feb. 14, 2011 for one count of carnal knowledge of a child.
Campbell was a substitute teacher with the King George School system at the time of the offense. The victim was a student.
The defendant has made certain admissions regarding his conduct.
If anyone has any additional information regarding this case, including additional victims, the Sheriff's Departments ask that they contact Detective Karen Richards at 540-775- 2049.
The school officials have been informed throughout this investigation and have been very supportive.
Campbell is being held without bond.

Sophomore suffers jaw fractures in cafeteria attack

On Friday, Feb. 4, a sophomore at King George High School went to School Assistant Principal Duane Harrison at the start of the school day and reported that he had been threatened with “getting jumped” at school. At 2:44 p.m., approximately 7 hours later, a dispatcher with King George Sheriff’s Office called 911 to request aid and transportation to the emergency room for the sophomore who was later diagnosed to be suffering from two fractures to his bottom jawbone and one fracture to his top jawbone.
What happened in between the time the sophomore requested assistance from Harrison and the time the sophomore was treated for

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Bobby starts classes at new school

Editor’s note: Linda Davis has served as coach for the King George Little League Challengers and is coordinator for King George Special Olympics. Her years of experience working with children in the special education program gives her a unique perspective on how the program is serving children with special needs. This is not a traditional news story — this is one woman’s perspective of one child’s situation.
On Jan. 24 an IEP meeting was held at the central office to determine the appropriate placement for Bobby. The IEP team determined because of the regression Bobby had suffered and the inability of the division to offer a remedy, it would be best to send him to a place that was better equipped to educate him. On Monday Feb. 7 Bobby headed for ERI in Fredericksburg. ERI is a private day school for kids with special needs. They specialize in intense instruction and transition. The division is required to pay all costs for this accommodation for as long as it is deemed necessary or until Bobby reaches 22

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