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UPDATE: Campbell Student Turns Herself In

The teacher involved in the incident also was arrested late last week.


The Campbell High School student involved in an alleged sexual encounter with a former teacher has reportedly turned herself into police.

Patch has learned that the 17-year-old student is now in the custody of the Smyrna Police Department.

Former Campbell High teacher Jonas Magdangal, 55 of Smyrna, was arrested Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting the student. Detectives also obtained a warrant for extortion for the student after they alleged that she received money and an “A” in the class in exchange for keeping the encounter secret.  

Smyrna police say that on Dec. 31, Magdangal drove the victim to a Comfort Inn and Suites on Highland Parkway where they had sexual intercourse. The student later received money and an “A” in the class in exchange for her silence.

According to Smyrna police, the victim’s parents said she would turn herself in by the end of the day Friday. Officer Michael Smith, Smyrna's public information officer, said Magdangal had recently resigned from his post at Campbell.

Inside-Out March 31, 2012 at 03:23 AM
As for the rocky last couple of weeks at Campbell High School I feel that change in administration is needed to get this school back on the track that it was on prior to this year. Mostly negatives coming out of the school this year. The students and the supporters of this school deserve alot more than they are getting. It starts at the top.
Anonymous March 31, 2012 at 03:58 AM
School officials need a monthly question for students to answer about any thing they feel weird that the teachers do around the students so we can feel safe taking the bad teachers out of school.
Michelle March 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM
I agree Mike H, Campbell has had a rough few weeks. Not sure what the answers are to better that school, but maybe community members, businesses, volunteers, etc. can come together and help support the school, students, teachers and administrative staff in some way. Maybe some brainstorming ideas can develop through this thread or another article being written addressing the topic. The reality is that our schools affect our community as a whole, we all need to find ways or answers as to how to change the reputation of this school. One individual suggested asking the students.....may not be such a bad idea.....usually they are the ones that know the real truth of what goes on among their peers. With that said, I think the students should have a resource to anonymously and safely report students or staff who commit any and all criminal activity (maybe a phone hotline). I don't know, for a parent that will be placed in a position to send my children to this school, A LOT is going to have to change before I would EVER considered sending them there.....hopefully that will be accomplished in the next 8 years..
Coleman March 31, 2012 at 03:35 PM
What does this have to do with the Administration??? This incident occurred because of the teacher and the student...over Christmas break... the school could not have done ANYTHING to avoid this. Unless he had a track record for this sort for behavior, how else could the faculty and staff have known that this would even happen? This should not shed that much negativity on Campbell High School. This is about a sick teacher and sick student that did something outside of school.
anitabakescakes April 02, 2012 at 09:54 PM
OOO my my son is supposed to attend this year as a freshman
Student April 03, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Campbell hired new administration last year - majority is new, including the principal. They don't know teachers, not because they are bad, but because they are new. Changing 70% of administration every year is a bad practice.
Dolores April 03, 2012 at 04:56 PM
Parents need to be more involved. Period. This is not an administration problem, it's a problem that more than often, begins at home. Campbell needs to venture outside of the norm for the next few years, and mandate parent participation someway. Getting parents intimate with the school, its operations, etc. could curb a lot of what's going on. The traditional joining the PTA just doesn't work any longer. Innovative ways to get parents to be an interactive part of their child's learning is the key to turning this school around.
Michelle April 03, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Great points and suggestions Dolores. Maybe you could contact the principal or the current PTA president and suggest some things. I think that the community as a whole have a responsibility of getting involved too...what better way then to outreach and offer some of your suggestions.
Campbell Parent April 04, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I am an active parent at Campbell and am in the school several times a week as a volunteer. The incidents that have occurred these last couple of weeks have absolutely nothing to do with the administration. Yes, it is very sad about Tendai, but you can't blame that on CHS. The teacher recently arrested was actually hired by our last principal, Dr. Rivera. The issue happened outside of the school. Does this mean that, if I were to participate in illegal activities outside of my job, the President of my company would be to blame? If everyone who is so quick to complain would spend their time constructively in the school, what a great impact that would have. I have had children at Campbell during the tenure of our last 3 principal. When I had an issue one year under Mr. Arnson's reign, I took the proper steps in going up the ladder with several meetings. Things did not get better and I asked for a meeting with Arnson. He would not even answer my messages and had an assistant meet with me. We've also had meetings with Dr. Rivera. He would meet with us, but it did not matter what we had to say. He refused to let anyone even have an opinion because it was his way or the highway. The students did not like him nor did the teachers, for the most part. Dr. Magee met with a group of us & is a great mediator. I have also talked to many teachers who are very happy with the changes Dr. Magee has made. I challenge everyone to get involved!
Inside-Out April 05, 2012 at 04:34 AM
I am glad that you had a good experience but you need to remember that Dr. Magee will always act differently around parents than she does around the students. Cutting the bell schedule, blowing a whistle in the hallways, Speaking to students as if they were children, not the young adults that they are, carrying around a bullhorn and blowing the siren as they are changing classes, as well as allowing food fights during lunch due to the lack of supervision or control. 1/4 of the Campbell students will be in the work force very shortly and they are still being treated as children on one hand and are not being disciplined as adults on the other. I have seen absolutely nothing in her leadership that would want me to allow my children to go to a school under her control. Her robocall to the parents informing them that one of her students had been " Killed" by the police was the last straw for me.
pregnant senior April 09, 2012 at 03:26 AM
I attend this school, and I absolutely hate it. The majority of the teachers dont care, yes there are a select few that actually like there job an care for their students the rest do not. They let the students go crazy and do whatever they want. I am certainly not the best student by any means. Im a pregnant senior, but even if I wasnt I still would not participate in any of the childish behavior that most teachers & administration has let go on. It is really sad when you have students afraid to go to school.
Ebone ' April 09, 2012 at 03:01 PM
campbell high school was the best school for me my freshman year. Now i'm a sohpmore and we're under dr.magee rules. dr.magee isnt a good principal at all. she barely talks with the students. the only time she ever talked with us is after the food fight. This school was one of the best schools in georgia to me , but now this school has dramatically changed. We have to run to class , we get only three minutes , to go to class. We have shorter eating time. This school is like a prison. You have teachers slamming doors in your face if you're late to class. Then if you're late to class , you take 20 mins. out of your learning period to go see an admin. to get saturday school . Dr.Magee needs to understand people dont have gas or even cars to get to the Saturday school. && iss is bad because instead of 1day you get 3 or 4 , that takes time away 4rm the learning period. The day when everyone found out about Tendai death , you had a police offier at school, telling a student that was very close to him, yea we shot him!! Then the police officers are at the school with big dogs , they dont even watch. Thats not on a leash. I wont be attending Campbell if she doesnt make any changes. This is sad and ridiculous. One of the best schools is now one of the schools no one wants to be apart of. this needs to stop now! treat us like students not like prisoners!!
Heather Mae Greene April 10, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Hey! I am a current junior at Campbell High School. We have had some rough times but I still LOVE this school. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. There are some "not so great" classes, students, and teachers. To avoid that, I suggest taking honors and AP classes. The teachers for on level kids just go through the motions but if your child goes through the honors/AP track, they will enjoy school a lot more. I can answer any other questions you may have!!
Heather Mae Greene April 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Campbell isn't that bad! I am guessing that you didn't take honors or AP classes...correct? If you did, your high school experience would have been much better! Amazing teachers (like Mrs.Aughey and Ms.Jones) and better students who actually care about learning. I go to Campbell too but it isn't that bad since I am not taking classes with the "trouble" makers of the school. I love Campbell.
Rose Smith July 12, 2012 at 03:45 PM
im suppose to be also however nobody seems to lisen when everyone says campbell is an unfit envirment for students in general.:/
Rose Smith July 12, 2012 at 03:49 PM
tell that to the kids who make the way to spoil it all.
Rose Smith July 12, 2012 at 03:55 PM
lol finally someone who agrees wth me....well all tht is true and more but do us all a favor and knock off the pregnant in your title. it only makes your statement on all that you've said seem pitty
Rose Smith July 12, 2012 at 03:59 PM
i lov the fact tht u were being honest with everyone--& yes i do agree wth u a hundred percent.
rising sophmore July 15, 2012 at 07:31 PM
I totally agree with what u said. I'm a rising sophmore at Campbell and it's amazing how much we're treated like prisoners instead of students. I mean I understand that the administrators r trying to make the school a safer place but it's just gotten extremely out of hand. We don't need all of these cops and drug dogs around us and making us feel like criminals in a jail. The administration just needs to chill with all of these pointless punishments and restrictions. We're not all teenage dilingquents.
Donna Bullard September 04, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Past Parent/Volunteer/Sub Growing up is hard enough, without all the drugs, thugs and drama! Please continue to share your concerns with friends, parents, teachers, community and government leaders - anyone who will listen! These days it is rare for children to be raised in a stable, healthy, loving, family environment. Tragically, some are growing up around violence and/or drug abuse everyday. Unfortunately, most teens have had little, or no "tough love" at home, or in the classroom. Add all this together and one need not wonder why our school system is overwhelmed with uncontrollable, disruptive, delinquent students with low self esteem that, by law must attend high school. I'd like to encourage anyone concerned about new rules, or stricter enforcement, to check out other high school websites. Did you know, many have lock-downs during lunch? At first, I thought it ridiculous and out of line, then, many students and teachers lost their lives in Colorado...when control is lost, chaos may follow. The select few that put your school at-risk are the main reason CHS must have tougher rules and laws to create a better, safer, teaching and learning environment. Start with the parent/teacher/teen in the mirror. The world has challenged you Campbell High School: This is your school. These are your problems. So, Step up, Make Positive Changes and YOU will Make a Difference! BECOME THE SOLUTION!
Sydney Busby (Editor) September 04, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Hi Donna, you sound like you're very passionate about education and the community. You should consider blogging about these issues. Here's a link to a new blog post form http://smyrna.patch.com/blog_posts/new Thanks for your comments! Sydney Busby
Michelle September 04, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Great comment Donna!! I find it interesting that the students are blaming the teachers and administration, but where is the accountability to their peers who have created an environment and reputation of an unsuccessful school. Rules will be a part of everyone's life, forever...you make the choice to follow them and report the individuals who do not. If the students are unhappy with the condition of the school, go to the source of the problem and change it......report your peers who are not abiding by the basic rules established. If there are drugs or drug dealers, report it, if there is theft, report it, if students are disruptive, disrespectful and counterproductive in the classroom environment, report it. Send a message out to your classmates that this will not be tolerated. Stand up for the education that you are being provided, take advantage of that opportunity!! Power in numbers....if more and more of you present yourself with an attitude that you are ready to learn and take advantage of your education, I feel certain the attitude of teachers and administration will change right along with you and the individuals who do not value an education will leave and find other "weak environments" to prey upon. This is your opportunity to not let it continue to be your school.

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