Rash of school crimes reported
Students threatening teachers, selling drugs,
A month into the school year and students seem to have had plenty of time to nurse grudges and get into other kinds of trouble, as manifested by a string of recent fights, altercations and criminal activity on school grounds throughout Newton County.
• An Alcovy High School teacher and coach reported to Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputies that a former student had threatened to hurt him and his family and tried to extort money via cell phone text messages on Aug. 27 and 28.
The former student, Bertalan Andras Darazs, Jr., 18, of Covington, had reportedly sent the teacher a text message around 11:30 p.m. Aug. 27. The teacher reportedly had Darazs in his class the previous year.
Darazs was arrested and charged with terroristic threats and acts felony. He was booked into the Newton County Detention Center around 11 a.m. Aug. 28 and bonded out six days later on a $1,500 property bond.
• At Eastside High School, three students were arrested for selling amphetamines on school grounds Aug. 28.
The students, a 14-year-old male, 15-year-old male and 16-year-old female, were seen selling prescription pills in the hallway of Eastside sometime between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., according to the report.