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Students charged, deputy reassigned after Thursday incident at Alcovy High

COVINGTON, Ga. – Three students have been charged and a Newton County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been reassigned following a disturbance at Alcovy High School last Thursday.

According to a news release on the NCSO Facebook page, school resource officers responded to what was initially thought to be a fight in the commons area Dec. 13 but determined that it was the theft of snacks from a vending machine.

According to the release, three juveniles were charged as a result of the incident. One 14-year-old was charged with theft by taking and disorderly conduct while a second 14-year-old was charged with theft by taking. A 15-year-old was charged with disruption of a public school, theft by taking, obstruction and disorderly conduct.

The release also included a statement about the current media attention being focused on the incident.

“Newton County Sheriff’s Office is aware of the video circulating throughout the media and it has been turned over to the Office of Professional Standards which investigates all use of force incidents. The deputy depicted in the video has been reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation.

"Sheriff Brown is committed to making sure that no stone is left unturned in all incidents regardless if it is at a school or complaints from the general public.”