Sept. 6 Education Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer

Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded, according to reports:

Around noon Aug. 20 an officer responded to a report of a fight after lunch between two male students at Marshall Middle School.
The principal said they had been “talking smack” and began exchanging punches, putting each other in headlocks before a teacher broke it up.
The officer noted he would be obtaining statements and issuing citations.

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Around noon Aug. 21 an officer responded to a report of a fight between two female students in the lunchroom at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus.
The principal told the officer the students said they didn’t like each other and had been calling each other names, resulting in the fight.
The girls, both 14 years old, were issued citations for public affray.

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About 9 a.m. Aug. 24 an officer was contacted about a battery at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus.
A student had provided the principal a written statement he had been beaten up by four male students after a team practice two days before.
The 14-year-old told the officer the four called him into the gym and said they wanted to “rank (him) in to our gang.” He said he told them no and they started hitting him, knocked him to the ground and then circled him and kicked him.
The officer issued citations to the four 14-year-old suspects.

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Around 1 p.m. Aug. 27 an officer responded to the guidance office at Clovis High School for a fugitive from justice.
A 16-year-old male, listed as a runaway from Lubbock, was attempting to enroll in school.
The officer transported him to the juvenile detention center and contacted juvenile probation and parole.

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About 11 a.m. Aug. 30 an officer was contacted by the assistant principal at Marshall Middle School for a disruptive student.
The officer escorted the student to in-school suspension and asked if he knew disrupting class is a criminal act.
He noted in his report the student responded with a non-caring attitude and the case will be forwarded to juvenile probation and parole.

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Around 1:30 p.m. Aug. 30 an officer responded to Clovis High School in an attempt to locate a female student wanted for an outstanding traffic warrant.
The officer arrested the 15-year-old on a bench warrant for driving without a license, insurance or vehicle registration.

Education blotter is compiled by CNJ staff writer Sharna Johnson. She can be contacted at 763-6991 or e-mail to: sharna_johnson@link.freedom.com