Student Crime Report for Dec. 21, 2012

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:


-- On Dec. 11 around 7:15 a.m. two female students were involved in a verbal altercation that became physical while waiting for the bus on Tara Way. They were referred to the school resource officer.

-- On Dec. 18, a student reported his iPod was stolen out of his jeans. It was later recovered and returned to the owner.


-- On Nov. 15, around 3:50 p.m. while doing after school bus traffic detail at NHS, the resource officer was informed that a student was hit by another student while at the bus ramp. The offender was charged with simple battery.

-- On Dec. 18, an assistant principal informed the resource officer that a threatening message had been discovered written on a restroom wall. The message was removed by a custodian.

-- On Dec. 18, the school resource officer learned of a student being in possession of a stolen item. The student was advised to come to the school and return the item. He was arrested and charged with theft by receiving.

-- A student told the resource officer on Dec. 18 that someone had stolen his Dr. Dre Beats headphones, which were black with a red B, valued at $300, and his black fourth generation Apple iPhone, valued at $200, out of his book bag in the gym.


OnToday 2 years, 11 months ago

Who brings $500 worth of stuff to school? And I bet he didn't bring a pencil. Our society is screwed up.


covington300 2 years, 11 months ago

Why do you assume he wouldn't bring a pencil? That's just a statement made out of ignorance. This county has so much talent in our schools and all you bloggers ever want to do is assume there is no good in our schools. Here's an idea, get to know these kids - really invest in our future and I think you would be surprised...open your mind and stop repeating what you hear and maybe you will stop passing on negative stereotypes without merit. Also, if the schools would embrace the technology these kids have mastered everyone could bring this "stuff" to school and use them to learn instead of using way too much paper and constantly rebuying textbooks...but I'm sure the thought of educating students in this manner scares you as well.


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