Thursday, December 13, 2012
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The Newton County Sheriff's Office provides School Resource Officers to each high school and middle school in Newton County. The following is a list of reports filed by these officers that have been received this week by the Newton Citizen:
ALCOVY HIGH SCHOOL
-- On Nov. 29, at 8 a.m. a student had an accident in the parking lot.
-- On Dec. 3 around 11:50 a.m. a student reported that her iPod Touch was stolen from her belongings during fifth period.
-- On Dec. 5, two female students were fighting in the girls restroom. There were no arrests or injuries. One student was suspended from school and received a citation for disorderly conduct.
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
-- On Dec. 10 around 9:20 a.m. the assistant principal notified the resource officer that she had some students in the administration office that might have drugs on them. A teacher had reported earlier that she suspected several students of having drugs in their possession or using drugs because they smelled like marijuana. When the school resource officer arrived, the principal asked one of the students if he had "anything he wasn't supposed to have. The student reached into his book bag and handed me (the resource officer) a plastic bag with a green leafy substance that I suspect to be marijuana," the NCSO incident report states. The student, a juvenile, was charged with possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of marijuana less than an ounce. He was released to the custody of his parents.
A second juvenile student was also arrested and found to possess a medicine bottle wrapped in black tape filled with individual bags of a green leafy substance and an electronic scale. He was charged with violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, possession of a drug-related object and drug possession within 1,000 feet of school property. He was released to the custody of his parents.
VETERANS MIDDLE SCHOOL
-- A parent called an NCSO officer after school hours on Dec. 10 to report her son had his cell phone stolen at Veterans Middle School while he was in gym class. The iPhone 4 went missing from his locker and was valued at $500.