Six stu­dents ar­rested af­ter mob at­tack on class­mate

The Sun News (Sunday) - - Local & Sports - BY ALEX LANG alang@the­sun­

Six teens face charges in con­nec­tion to the as­sault of a 15year-old at Carvers Bay High School ear­lier this week.

The Ge­orge­town County Sher­iff’s Of­fice an­nounced the ar­rests on Fri­day. Five were charged as ju­ve­niles and Bre­onna Holmes, 17, of Hem­ing­way, was charged as an adult. Each ar­restee is a Carvers Bay High School stu­dent and faces charges of as­sault and as­sault and bat­tery by mob third-de­gree.

Po­lice say the at­tack hap­pened on Mon­day at the Hem­ing­way-area school.

Wit­nesses said that at lunch the six sus­pects tried to find the vic­tim be­cause of some­thing she said, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port. The stu­dents found the vic­tim in a hall­way and con­fronted her as other stu­dents gath­ered.

An ar­gu­ment es­ca­lated into a fight with all six sus­pects as­sault­ing the vic­tim, the po­lice re­port states. The vic­tim got up and yelled at the sus­pects as school staff sep­a­rated the stu­dents.

The vic­tim had scratches to her face and was eval­u­ated by a school nurse.

Fri­day’s ar­rests come on the heels of six other teens fac­ing charges in Ge­orge­town for an al­leged as­sault on a dirt road in the An­drews area.

Ge­orge­town Pub­lic Schools re­leased a state­ment af­ter the ar­rest:

“On Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 29, 2018 six stu­dents al­legedly as­saulted an­other stu­dent in the hall­way at Carvers Bay High School. The SRO and school ad­min­is­tra­tion were im­me­di­ately no­ti­fied and an in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­ducted. School ad­min­is­tra­tion and dis­trict staff have worked closely with law en­force­ment, as this be­hav­ior is to­tally un­ac­cept­able in any sit­u­a­tion. The Ge­orge­town County Sher­iff’s Of­fice has filed charges against all six stu­dents. Per school dis­trict pol­icy, stu­dents in­volved in these types of in­ci­dents are re­moved from school and rec­om­mended for ex­pul­sion.”

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