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School Brawl Leaves One Injured, Four Suspended

Students are facing criminal charges related to the fight.

Four students have been suspended from Tucker High School after a fight last week that injured an employee who tried to intervene.

The brawl started after school last Wednesday behind the main building, according to WSB-TV. School security officer Jarvis Brown and other members of staff attempted to break up the ruckus, resulting in broken bones in Brown's right ankle that required surgery in hospital.

“A police officer got hit. The police officer who works at the school, he got hit a couple of times. He was taken away in a stretcher,” student Adia Reid said.

All four students are facing criminal charges for their involvement in the fight. Their names are not being released.

Other students witnessed the incident. “It was scary. That’s why I backed up. I was like, I don’t want to get hit,” Reid said. “I’m glad there wasn’t a weapon and I’m glad it didn’t happen inside the school,” a parent said.

Brown's recuperation will take several months, the report stated.

Emails sent to the school and to county authorities for comment were not acknowledged at press time. 

jimmie September 19, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Throw em out forever..after they spend 10 years in prison..worthless thugs
jimmie September 19, 2012 at 02:39 AM
If only the officer had used lethal force....
Tony Burse September 19, 2012 at 09:55 PM
What's happening at home and elsewhere in these 4 young lives? Why so much anger towards each other? All things have an origin. As a society we have to ask how do we keep stuff like this from happening again. I really pray that it never does.
Jimmie is a fool September 19, 2012 at 10:31 PM
there he goes again...
jimmie September 21, 2012 at 11:16 AM
lethal force = preventive medicine!!!
jimmie September 21, 2012 at 11:18 AM
you mess with a cop, you lose a limb..think its fair
Tony Burse September 26, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Not sure whether that will solve the real problem? All this will create is an eye for an I.
Anna Hardin March 02, 2013 at 01:17 PM
When you pack so many children with raging hormones in close quarters there are bound to be fights. There is a bad history of fights at the school. I have friends and family who attend or have attended in the last 5 years and I am always hearing about a fight. Almost everyday. I won't be sending any of my teens back to this school until they figure out how to find a better setting (ways to decrease the overflooding of students mashed into halls together. Supervised halls and yes they say they stand in the halls and watch the children they dont!) for the kids to learn in. As a suggestion. I would put the kids from 9 and 11 grade changing classes at the same time. Then kids from 10 and 12 grade. Changing at the same time. And then go to strictly block schedule. So there is less time in the halls for kids to fight. The system they are using now isn't working. By definition doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results is insanity. Do Something! This is why I homeschool my middle and high school children.

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