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Armed robbery reported at Newton High School

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Newton County Sheriff’s Office (NCSO) is investigating a reported armed robbery at Newton High School Friday.

According to the NCSO incident report, a deputy was notified by school staff May 5 that a student was robbed at gunpoint in a school restroom. The school is located at 1 Ram Way.

According to the report, one juvenile was arrested in connection with the incident. A NCSO spokesperson said there are others involved.

Newton County School System (NCSS) Director of Public Relations Sherri Davis-Viniard said in a statement that in addition to criminal charges, the student will be disciplined according to rules in the student code of conduct.

The Covington News will provide updates as they become available.