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Student Tased, charged after assaulting deputy and school staff members

COVINGTON, Ga. – A 15-year-old Mainstay Academy student faces charges after assaulting a school resource officer and multiple staff members last Thursday, authorities said.

According to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a school resource officer was in the high school classroom at the school at around 12:15 p.m. May 17 because two of the juvenile students were cursing loudly and disrupting the classroom.

A teacher was reportedly talking to the students about not bullying one another and saying only kind things to each other when one of the students got angry, stood up, cursed loudly and walked out of the room.

According to the report, the juvenile became aggressive toward the SRO and other staff members and was ordered to get on the ground. After assaulting staff members, he was stunned with a Taser twice and placed in handcuffs.

The student was charged with disorderly conduct, three counts of simple battery on school employees, simple battery on a police officer, simple assault on a school employee, disrupting a public school and obstruction of officers.

A NCSO spokesperson said the student was released to a parent who came to the school to pick him up.

Mainstay Academy is located in the former Palmer Stone Elementary School building on Emory Street in Oxford.