Par­ent re­ports son beaten up by another NHS stu­dent

The Covington News - - CRIME - DANIELLE EVER­SON de­v­er­son@cov­

A mom re­ported to a Newton County Sher­iff’s Of­fice deputy that her 15-year-old son was beaten up by a 16-year-old fel­low Newton High School stu­dent af­ter track prac­tice at the school.

Deputy Cort­ney Mor­ri­son, NCSO pub­lic in­for­ma­tion of- fi­cer, said a deputy re­sponded to Newton Med­i­cal Center Wed­nes­day morn­ing, where a woman said an NHS stu­dent had beaten her son on the soc­cer field.

Mor­ri­son said the vic­tim was at track prac­tice Tues­day af­ter­noon and then went over to the soc­cer field once prac­tice was over.

“Once the vic­tim was on the soc­cer field, a male who he knew from one of his classes, but didn’t know his name, walked over to him and started a fight with him, ba­si­cally punch­ing him in the face and head,” Mor­ri­son said.

The vic­tim told the deputy that the fight was un­pro­voked and that he was able to push the other teen away, Mor­ri­son said. The vic­tim’s mother said that there were pho­tos of bumps from the as­sault, but the deputy did not ob­serve any vis­i­ble in­juries or bruises on the teen, re­ports said.

An Eastside High stu­dent was ar­rested on a mar­i­juana charge Mon­day.

Newton County Sher­iff’s Of- fice Deputy Cort­ney Mor­ri­son said that af­ter re­ceiv­ing a tip, school ad­min­is­tra­tors called the stu­dent to the prin­ci­pal’s of­fice, and she was found to have mar­i­juana in her jacket.

Sarah Frances McLeod-Giroux, 17, of Mans­field, was charged with pos­ses­sion of mar­i­juana, less than an ounce. McLeod-Giroux was taken to the Newton County Jail.

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