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.