Rash of school crimes re­ported

Stu­dents threat­en­ing teach­ers, sell­ing drugs,

The Covington News - - Front page - By Michelle Kim

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.


Rachel Oswald/The Cov­ing­ton News

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