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Posted: January 16, 2014 10:00 p.m.

Mom reports son beaten at NHS

A mom reported to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy that her 15-year-old son was beaten up by a 16-year-old fellow Newton High School student after track practice at the school.

Deputy Cortney Morrison, NCSO public information officer, said a deputy responded to Newton Medical Center Wednesday morning, where a woman said an NHS student had beaten her son on the soccer field.

Morrison said the victim was at track practice Tuesday afternoon and then went over to the soccer field once practice was over.

"Once the victim was on the soccer field, a male who he knew from one of his classes, but didn’t know his name, walked over to him and started a fight with him, basically punching him in the face and head," Morrison said.

The victim told the deputy that the fight was unprovoked and that he was able to push the other teen away, Morrison said. The victim’s mother said that there were photos of bumps from the assault, but the deputy did not observe any visible injuries or bruises on the teen, reports said.

EHS student faces pot charge

An Eastside High student was arrested on a marijuana charge Monday.

Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Cortney Morrison said that after receiving a tip, school administrators called the student to the principal’s office, and she was found to have marijuana in her jacket.

Sarah Frances McLeod-Giroux, 17, of Mansfield, was charged with possession of marijuana, less than an ounce. McLeod-Giroux was taken to the Newton County Jail.

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