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Student claims another student beat him

EHS student found with pot

COVINGTON — A 15-year-old was evaluated at the hospital after he said he was beaten up by another student after school.

According to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, the juvenile’s mother took him to Newton Medical Center late Tuesday evening because he had been complaining of a headache since earlier that afternoon when he was allegedly assaulted after track practice.

NCSO Deputy Cortney Morrison said after practice, the track team went on the soccer field at Newton High School.

“While on the soccer field, another student walked over and began punching him in the face,” Morrison reported.

The victim said the assault was unprovoked and he didn’t even know the other student

The mother told deputies that her son had some visible injuries, but she took him to the hospital because he had been complaining of a headache since he got home.

The investigation is continuing into the assault, Morrison said.

In other school news, a 17-year-old Eastside High School student has been arrested after a school administrator located marijuana in her jacket.

Morrison said the administrator received a tip from another student that Sarah Frances McLeod-Giroux had drugs. As a result, the administrator found the marijuana when she searched the student, Morrison said.

McLeod-Giroux of 151 Poplar St. in Mansfield was charged with possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.