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Girls escape school police for a day after Hephzibah High burglary



Two middle-school girls who were arrested for a weekend burglary at Hephzibah High School managed to escape school police for a day, authorities said.

“The Richmond County School System Police investigated a burglary at Hephzibah High School on March 4,” said Keisa Gunby, chief public relations officer with the Richmond County Board of Education. “On Monday, two students escaped prior to being transported to DJJ. They were detained on Tuesday and were transported to DJJ.”

Gunby did not respond Tuesday to reports that the girls were handcuffed on March 7 when they escaped the school board’s downtown offices on Broad Street. She also did not describe the damage done to the school.

The girls, who are friends, were reportedly brought back in March by one of their fathers.

The Richmond County School District does not send out notices to the media of criminal activity or arrests at their schools. They simply respond if the media requests information after being tipped off to criminal acts in the schools.

In neighboring Columbia County, the school district regularly reports to parents about such incidents and sends the same notices to local media organizations to inform the public.

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