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Report: High School Kids Skipped Class, Robbed Houses

Half a dozen boys from Tucker High School are said to have been busted for burglary.

Reports are coming in regarding Tucker High School students who have allegedly been burglarizing houses when they should have been in class.

Sources say at least six boys skipped class on several occasions in recent weeks and broke into nearby houses, stealing multiple items and then stashing them in Cofer Park.

One of the boys confessed to his parents, and they then turned him into local police. The boy provided investigators with the names of his accomplices, according to a neighborhood resident.

THS Principal James Jackson told Patch he hadn't yet spoken to police about the alleged incidents and could not give any more details at this time.

An email to the DeKalb County Police Department's spokesperson was not immediately returned.

Patch is following up on this story and will have more information as soon as it is available.

Carolyn December 02, 2012 at 09:39 PM
My daughter has not had a harrassment problem in the classroom, however she did on the bus. A boy was dared to come up to her and imitate the boy masturbation method, and then they laughed. Her sister and the hoy's sister made him leave, but when she got home she came in and broke out crying uncontrollably. Needless to say I was furious and mortified. I called Dr. C., the Principal and they boy was called in the next morning, my daughter told her account to the counselor, wrote her statement and the orher witnesses did as well. He was suspended. Then here was a hearing at school that I attended withm dauhter, school officials, etc. My daughter had to say what happened. Relive. The other parent was also mortified and very apologetic. The thing I can say is that unfortunately with the internet kids.learn too much too early.
Carolyn December 02, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Then there was a hwaring at the county office, to determine if the child would be completely kicked out of Dekalb County Schools ! So, they do take it seriously. Unfortunately, they would not expel him from the bus, so from that day forward we began taking and picking up our daughters. I cant afford anything else, but they have learned and gotten stronger. The 9th grade student has learning needs that even if I could afford private I'd have to pay extra for.... So( at the end of the day, each person's experience is relative.
Susan December 03, 2012 at 12:17 AM
There was a hearing for the issue with my daughter and the other student as well. And yes, the girls - at separate times - had to tell their story in front of the administrators, the offending student and his mom. Very embarrasing for my daughter. And the student in question was not asked anything and just sat there and listened. There were no apologies and in short order he reverted to the same behaviour. I wished that I had had the time to be more effective, I did not want to have to move her (my taxes stil go to pay for schooling my daughter isn't utilizing), I wanted to be able to make things better - for her and all of the other students. But I didn't have the time or resources. I wish your kids the best of luck in school - thanks for sharing with me :-)
Carolyn December 03, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Same to you Susan. I only have the time (certainly not the energy) because we were fostering and doing in home day care, and then when we had to stop, at home due to disabilities. Chronic pain, as you know from your brother's experience, (which sounds horrific) is exacerbated by stress. Those issues didnt help, but we had no other options due to the economy. We also were struggling with the children not wanting to leave the area even before they reached middle school because they wanted to be with their friends. It was difficult, but even the children said to us that they were raised properly and they arent going to make the wrong choices. Do I want them exposed to certain things, or to have more of a chance ? Definately not, but we had to let them try. The good news is that if there is a problem, they tell adminstrators or me, so I can tell them.
Carolyn December 03, 2012 at 02:05 AM
On a different note, my eldest did want to leave TMS. She went there its first year. In 8th grade we applied for assistance and she started off at a private school, we'll just say a few miles up the road. I had heard many good things about the school. The education was excellent. I dont know if it was tougher or that it was harder and my daughter wasnt trying as much because where she was used to A's and B's she was making mainly C's and a B in Lit. , I think she had a D or two. It wasnt pretty and she had to have extra assistance. On top of that, there was an incident regarding some boys making a comment about blacks one day (ahout painting their faces and playing loud music and imitating them), and another time about Mexicans. My daughter that was going there is a beautiful Caucasian/Latina. I adopted 2 girls C/Latina and 2 girls black. Needless to say, my daughter wasnt happy. She went to her counselor and talked about. At the time what bothered me most was that we were told thar they were just kids. In retrospect, I dont want to even say this, but in both the incident at TMS and this school, you have young boys acting stupidly. Teach them. Stop it. Do not permit it. The thievery...that's an entirely different level. I'm glad you and your daughter are at a happy place now though.

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