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School Crime Report for Jan. 25, 2013

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 notified the school resource officer around 11:51 a.m. on Jan. 16 that a cell phone valued at $325 was taken from her belongings.

-- Two female Alcovy High School students were involved in a physical altercation around 2:25 p.m. on Jan. 16. No injuries were reported.

-- The school resource officer was called to the Alcovy principal's office around 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 23 after a student was found to be in possession of a pocket knife. The student was charged with possession of a a weapon within a school safety zone.

EASTSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

A female student advised the school resource officer on Jan. 22 that someone had taken her iPod after she put her books down on the floor in the hallway to go speak to a friend.

NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL

A teacher called the school resource officer to help her and an administrator get a Reach program student under control on Jan. 16 around 3 p.m. The student was sent home with his mother/caregiver. The teacher and administrator declined medical attention.

Comments

momofone 1 year, 7 months ago

Does anyone else notice that half of the crap that happens at the schools is a result of someone leaving an item laying around that they should not have? Teachers should have their belongings locked in a desk drawer or a file cabinet. I work with kids and I keep my purse and phone locked up or on my person at all times. A student who leaves their IPod on a stack of books in the hallway does not know the value of the money that was spent on the IPod.

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Gafan4life 1 year, 7 months ago

It's amazing how EVERYTHING is the teacher's fault in this county! Just because students are not taught at home that it is wrong to steal, or that they shouldn't touch things that are not theirs, its the TEACHERS fault that she/he cannot have any personal space in their own classroom! UNBELIEVABLE!!! When are we going to hold students and parents accountable for their actions?

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OnToday 1 year, 7 months ago

Not only that, but momofone is reading into the report and assuming the teacher just left the phone out. The report says it was "taken from her belongings." I could easily assume the phone was in a filing cabinet in a purse, which has happened in the schools before. If parents and students knew wrong from right we wouldn't need to have Ft. Knox in our schools. Yes it would be nice if the teacher locked everything up but it would also be nice to assume a kid in high school was a decent enough person not to take things from someone's personal belongings. Blame the victim because they didn't think like a criminal. Genius....

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John 1 year, 7 months ago

We all can wish for "Utopia" but the "five finger discount' thing has been going on since the beginning of time - you know that story about the Adam and the Apple and today's need to build more & bigger jails/prisons. Don't think that urge to "get something for nothing" will be going away any time soon - a lot of young people are following those footsteps made by others they look up. People just don't think it will happen to them until it happens. One just needs to live a bit defensively to minimize the possibilities. In the last year, I talked to two friends of mine who had their locked trucks broken (smashed in windows) into and both of them said "Yeah they even took my $500 gun" - I say DUH!

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