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When they were con­fronted about their ac­tiv­i­ties, they al­legedly con­fessed to sell­ing the pills, said NCSO spokesper­son In­ves­ti­ga­tor Shar­ron Ste­wart.

They were charged with vi­o­la­tion of the Ge­or­gia Con­trolled Sub­stance Act, pos­ses­sion with in­tent to dis­trib­ute and trans­ac­tion within a school safety zone. Ac­cord­ing to the secondary school hand­book for the New­ton County School Sys­tem, the stu­dents are sub­ject to a manda­tory 10-day sus­pen­sion and for­mal hear­ing.

• An all-out brawl broke out be­tween three teenagers at Sharp Learn­ing Cen­ter Aug. 28 around 12:30 p.m.

When a School Re­source Of­fi­cer passed near their class­room, he re­port­edly saw a 17-year-old punch­ing a 16-year-old in the back of the head. An­other 16year-old had one of the teens in a head­lock pushed against the wall.

The deputy pulled them off each other and es­corted them to the front of­fice. All three stu­dents re­ceived a 10-day sus­pen­sion and a sched­uled for­mal hear­ing. Ju­ve­nile com­plaints were filed against two of the teenagers and the 17year-old was taken to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter.

Mid­dle-school-aged stu­dents are not im­mune to con­flicts as well, with a num­ber of fights break­ing out on school buses in the county.

• On Tues­day morn­ing, two 14-year-old girls were ar­rested af­ter get­ting into a fight in­volv­ing a knife, ac­cord­ing to an NCSO re­port.

The girls al­legedly had got­ten into a fist-fight on the school bus on Cov­ing­ton By­pass Road. One girl pulled out a knife and al­legedly carved up the bus seat, but no one was in­jured.

When deputies ar­rived at the bus parked on Cov­ing­ton By­pass Road, they saw one black fe­male stu­dent sit­ting di­rectly be­hind the bus driver and hold­ing a black-han­dled kitchen knife. She dropped it upon the deputy’s or­der and the stu­dent went without in­ci­dent into the deputy’s pa­trol car.

Theother black fe­male stu­dent, who had re­port­edly ini­ti­ated the fight, be­came bel­liger­ent as she was taken to an­other pa­trol car and be­gan fight­ing with the deputies. She was hand­cuffed be­fore be­ing put into the pa­trol car.

Both girls were taken to the New­ton County De­ten­tion Cen­ter and had ju­ve­nile com­plaints filed against them. The girl with the knife was charged with af­fray fight­ing mis­de­meanor, pos­ses­sion of a weapon in a school zone and crim­i­nal tres­pass. The other girl was charged with a felony ob­struc­tion of of­fi­cers and af­fray fight­ing mis­de­meanor.

• TwoVeteran’s Mid­dle School stu­dents broke out into a phys­i­cal tus­sle Aug. 25 while wait­ing for their bus.

The girls, both 11-year-olds, were wait­ing in the load­ing area when the fight broke out around 3:55 p.m. They were quickly bro­ken apart by a teacher and taken to the ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fice. No one was re­port­edly in­jured.

• A fight erupted be­tween two 11-year-old boys on a school bus Aug. 29 on Brown Bridge Road around 3:45 p.m. No weapons were re­port­edly in­volved and no one was in­jured.

All the New­ton County school buses come with video sur­veil­lance, said NCPS spokesper­son Sherri Viniard, and mon­i­tors are as­signed to buses as needed.

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