November 1, 1996 |
A sixth-grader caught with a kitchen knife in her lunch box at school will not be prosecuted. Prosecutor Barney Giese said Charlotte Kirk, an 11-year-old honors student at Hopkins Middle School in Columbia, S.C., lacked criminal intent. He dropped the charge of carrying a weapon on school property. Charlotte said she put the knife in her lunch box Oct. 18 so she could cut up her chicken.
October 26, 1996 |
An 11-year-old honor student who packed a knife in her lunch box to cut a piece of chicken has been suspended and arrested on charges of having a weapon at school. "Mom was busy, and Dad had gone to work," Charlotte Kirk said, explaining why she packed the smooth-edged steak knife with her leftover peas, chicken and apple on Oct. 18.
March 1, 1994 |
Once again, that rascal Bart Simpson is causing commotion in school. But this time, it's not in the Fox network cartoon. It's here in this city of 20,000 in northwestern South Carolina. Parents and teachers want the school board to back off its tentative approval of the name Springfield for the district's new $3.6-million elementary school.
February 12, 1994 |
Lu Parker, a high school English literature teacher representing South Carolina, was crowned Miss USA on Friday night. Miss USA 1993 Kenya Moore of Detroit crowned Parker at the end of the two-hour program televised nationally on CBS. The 25-year-old Charleston native also won the evening gown event. Runner-up was Patricia Southall, 23, of Chesapeake, Va., a former aide to ex-Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder. Southall won both the swimsuit and preliminary interview events.
September 28, 1988
Mental tests were ordered for a man who shot 11 people, one fatally, in a Greenwood, S.C., school rampage. James William Wilson, 19, faced two assault charges and other charges were pending in Monday's rampage at Oakland Elementary School. One child, Shequila Bradley, 8, was killed, and two teachers and eight other children were wounded, including one girl who is in extremely critical condition.
September 27, 1988
A man walked into a Greenwood, S.C., elementary school with a handgun and opened fire, killing an 8-year-old girl and injuring 10 other people, authorities said. Police Chief James Coursey said James William Wilson, 19, of Greenwood had been charged with murder. No motive for the shootings was determined. Coursey said that Wilson entered Oakland Elementary School's cafeteria and opened fire with a .22-caliber revolver, injuring a teacher and three pupils.