Thursday, April 18, 2013
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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 by the Newton Citizen*:
ALCOVY HIGH SCHOOL
-- A student reported to the NCSO resource officer on April 3 that her cell phone was stolen on March 29 while she was at school.
-- A 17-year-old student was arrested on April 15 and charged with weapons on school safety zone after his book bag was searched for drugs, but a pocket knife was found instead. AHS school administrators conducted the search. Dylan Cannon Johnson of 115 Rosewalk Drive was arrested and charged in the incident.
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
A student reported to the school resource officer on April 16 that his belongings were missing after gym class and he had been unable to locate them.
A teacher at the Head Start school, located at 25 Lovers Lane, notified the NCSO on April 10 that someone entered her classroom closet and stole her purse.
WEST NEWTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
An air soft gun was located in a student bathroom behind one of the toilets on April 16. The principal turned the gun over to the NCSO. It is unknown who the gun belongs to or put it there.
* Other stories were published on Sunday, April 14, concerning an air soft gun on a Clements Middle School bus and today concerning a child molestation incident at Alcovy High School.