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
-- The school resource officer was notified on Jan. 22 that a student was believed to have a weapon on school property. The officer along with the assistant principal went to the classroom where the student was and escorted her to the administrative office. She was found to be in possession of a small pocket knife. THe 14-year-old juvenile was charged with carrying a weapon on school property and suspended.
-- A 17-year-old Alcovy High School student and two juveniles, ages 16 and 15, face charges in connection with a fight which took place in the school's locker room around 8 a.m. on Feb. 6. The three allegedly attacked a 14-year-old after some sort of dispute. There was video surveillance footage of the assault and the three attackers pulled hoods over their heads before the attack and admitted to being in a gang, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Tyrone Oliver. They were charged under the Georgia Street Gang Terrorism Prevention Act. The 17-year-old, Alexis Rueda of 1106 Rocky Plains Road, was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and participation in criminal gang activity.
-- On Feb. 7, Newton County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a bus from Alcovy High School at the intersection of Ga. 36 and Moore's Road where a fight was taking place between two students. The incident allegedly began as a verbal altercation and escalated into a fight. The victim was a 16-year-old juvenile. The aggressor was determined to be 18-year-old Teira Latreece Wright of 35 Oak Terrace Drive who was arrested and charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor.
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
-- A ninth grade student told the school resource officer on Feb. 7, around 9:20 a.m. that his Android Tablet, valued at $108, was stolen from his book bag while he was in health class.
-- On Feb. 13, two Ombudsman students -- one male and one female -- engaged in a fight on a school bus and NCSO deputies were called to the intersection of Flat Shoals Road and the Bypass. The 17-year-old female was transported to Newton Medical Center. Arrested and charged with simple battery was Rico Jean-Louis, 17, of 200 Arthur's Lane. Further charges are pending in connection with the incident.
-- On Feb. 6, around 10:50 a.m., a student caused a disturbance in the gymnasium and was charged with obstruction of law enforcement officers and disrupting a public school.
-- On Feb. 7, around 7:30 a.m., the school resource officer was notified that two school buses had been broken into overnight.
INDIAN CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL
-- A mother of a student at Indian Creek Middle School met with the school resource officer on Jan. 24 and told him that her daughter had been hit by another student while in gym class. She said her daughter has had numerous problems with the other student and she wished to file a juvenile complaint. A complaint was filed against the offender who was subsequently released to the custody of her mother.