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
-- A teacher complained of being threatened to a school resource officer on Dec. 17, when around 9:15 a.m. a student was allegedly being disruptive in her classroom. When she asked him to correct his behavior, he allegedly began cussing her, approached her in a menacing manner and threatened to slap her. Also, he allegedly threatened the rest of the students in the classroom telling them not to hit the panic button to summon the resource officer. When the resource officer did arrive, Christian Guadalupe-Jimenez, 17, of Clairmont Drive was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats.
--A deputy reported that on Jan. 5 around 2 p.m. he was called to Alcovy High School in reference to a fight in the gym. He questioned the coaching staff and was told that the JV women's basketball team was playing Henry County High School. "During the game two players got into an argument/fight. While arguing, numerous adults and other fans rushed the court and began fighting also." The report goes on to say a parent was struck in the face by an unknown assailant, causing his nose and mouth to bleed. Newton EMS provided medical treatment to the man and no other injuries were reported. " ... all other parties and staff were escorted off the premises," the report states.
EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL
A deputy reported on Jan. 5 that around 5:45 p.m. he was leaving the NHS gymnasium following the Newton/Eastside basketball game when someone yelled there was a fight in the parking lot. He said he ran to the area and saw several fights taking place. More deputies and the Covington Police Department responded to the scene and several people were arrested for disorderly conduct, including two juveniles. Adults facing charges are Leala Roberts and Brittany Nesbit, both of 15 Shadowbrook Ct., and London Carroll of 1604 Burlington Ct., Conyers.
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL
-- The school resource officer was notified on Dec. 10 by a student that an item had been stolen.
-- The school resource officer was notified on Dec. 10 that a student's cell phone had been stolen.
-- A woman employed by Newton High School informed the resource officer on Dec. 14 that her vehicle had been damaged while at the school.
-- The school resource officer reported on Dec. 20 around 10:30 a.m. he was called to the administration office due to a student who was being disruptive. The officer asked the student to step inside the administrator's office. The student reluctantly went inside the office and had to be asked three times to sit down. The administrator began explaining a disciplinary problem and the student became angry and called the administrator a racist and threatened to harm her if he saw her on the street. No charges were made.