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Posted: August 18, 2012 6:41 p.m.

Juveniles threaten NHS softball team

Covington police are searching for a group of juveniles who made threats to a Newton County High School softball coach and his players during their practice on Thursday.

A police report from the Covington Police Department said officers responded to a disorderly conduct call at Turner Lake Sports Complex located on Turner Lake Road between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

The softball coach told police that while conducting practice at the complex, an unidentified group of males and females made threats and derogatory comments toward him and his players.
The coach said he viewed the comments as offensive, disorderly and threatening in nature and said the juveniles were interfering with the teams practice.

He said when he asked the group not to disrupt the teams practice and to leave the area of the practice field, the group became belligerent and argumentative. The coach said a white male from the group said he would "get a baseball bat and hurt someone" and a black female and black male called the players "whores."

According to the report, the six juveniles were seen leaving the complex in a Nissan Altima with a Georgia license plate number of PDL 2361. No additional identification was given about the six individuals.

Capt. Ken Malcom said the CPD is investigating the incident. He said police are working to locate the individuals and charge those involved with the appropriate charges.

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