NHS stu­dent fights teacher, ad­min­is­tra­tor

The Covington News - - Front page - AM­BER PITTMAN apittman@cov­news.com

A 16-year-old New­ton High School stu­dent was ar­rested Wed­nes­day, af­ter strik­ing an­other stu­dent, a teacher and an ad­min­is­tra­tor, in what started out as an ar­gu­ment over a girl.

The fight started be­tween the two students — both 16 — over a fe­male stu­dent. Dur­ing that time, one of the teens struck the other and then left the area. A teacher saw the stu­dent and no­ticed that he was up­set, so she ap­proached him to see what was wrong, which is when he as­saulted her, push­ing her to the ground, ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice Lt. Keith Crum. An ad­min­is­tra­tor saw the in­ci­dent and in­ter­vened, and the teen struck him sev­eral times, even­tu­ally caus­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tor to suf­fer a bloody nose.

The stu­dent then fled the scene, but stayed on cam­pus. He was later found by School Re­source Of­fi­cer and ar­rested, charged with bat­tery on a teacher, bat­tery and sim­ple bat­tery.

“This type of be­hav­ior most def­i­nitely will not be tol­er­ated in our schools,” said New­ton County School Sys­tem’s Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Re­la­tions Sherri Davis-Viniard. “The stu­dent is fac­ing mul­ti­ple rules vi­o­la­tions and will be dis­ci­plined ac­cord­ingly.”

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