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Physical Altercation with Self-Defense Spray at Warren County High School Sends 3 to Hospital, One in Custody

9 March 2017 News


Tuesday March 7, 2017 at approximately 1:30 pm a physical assault occurred at Warren County High School between a male student and a female student. A female faculty member attempting to break up the physical assault and the female student were directly assaulted, by the male student, with a commercially available self-defense spray. Two other female students were indirectly assaulted by the self-defense spray.

The male student departed the location prior to the arrival of the school resource officer. The male student was located, soon after, at the Juvenile Intake Office. Deputies responded to that location and the male student was detained without incident.

All of the victims were transported to Warren Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Room, treated for their injuries and released.

Deputy Lambert and Investigator Pugh responded to the Juvenile Intake Office to interview the male student. Subsequently, the male student was arrested and charged with one count of assault and battery, two counts of assault and battery with a caustic substance and one count of disorderly conduct. Additional charges are pending. The male was transported to the Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Winchester.


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