According to Clanton, School Resource Officer Cpl. Tony Brown responded to a fight between two students at Griffin High School Thursday. Brown’s investigation revealed that the students had engaged in a verbal altercation in a classroom, which escalated into a physical confrontation in the hallway when the next class change occurred.
The fight resulted in one student being evaluated by the school nurse at the scene. The student was then transported to Spalding Regional Medical Center for treatment as a precautionary measure. The student was evaluated at the hospital and released from the emergency room a short time later, Clanton said.
Griffin High School Principal Janet Ware spoke to the student who was transported to the hospital, said Anna Burns, director of school and community services for Griffin-Spalding County Schools, in an e-mail.
The student’s family said that the student plans to return to school on Tuesday, and his absence until that time is due to an unrelated circumstance, Burns said.
Both students involved in the altercation are facing charges in juvenile court for affray, battery and disruption of a public school, Clanton said. They will also be disciplined internally in accordance with the school system’s policies, he said.