• Friday, March 21, 2014

School + drugs = trouble

On Feb. 27, Summerville High School students were caught in a drug transaction during class. The teacher noticed money exchanging hands. The SPD School Resource Officer interviewed the student involved and determined that two students were passing cash and a plastic bag of marijuana back and forth across through a third, innocent student, whose desk was between the two conducting the transaction.

The two students actually involved were charged with Possession of Marijuana and released to their parents under Custodial Promise.

Scary stuff

On Feb. 27, Summerville Police SRO was notified by an Oakbrook Elementary School teacher of “suspicious notes” found in a fourth-grader’s notebook.

The disturbing notes included hand-drawn guns and three sheets of paper titled: “pre-enemy list,” “enemy list,” and “friend list.”

The school has set up a meeting with the child’s parents at the district office. The child has no disciplinary actions nor does the student appear to be receiving any private or school-based counseling.


On Feb. 28, at Oakbrook Middle School, Summerville Police were called for a reported Burglary/Breaking and Entering. A padlocked fence gate was removed from its hinges to gain access to a storage shed. A backpack blower, a hedge trimmer, a weed eater, an edger and an air compressor were stolen. Total value of the stolen items is about $1,685.


On March 2, Summerville Police responded to Oakbrook Elementary School for a report of three white male juveniles entering the art trailer near the playground.

The young men, who were 13, 14 and 14 years old, were video recorded walking around the area near the trailer, climbing over a fence and entering the trailer through the door and exiting by the playground. They did not appear to take anything with them.

The art teacher told officials nothing is missing and no damage had been done.

Two of the students were identified as being Oakbrook Middle School students. One of them identified the third teen to police.

All three were charged with Burglary in the Third Degree and released to their parents under Custodial Agreement. All three were suspended from school to await disciplinary hearings.

Teacher assaulted

An Alston Middle School teacher was assaulted March 3 during a fight between two girls, 15 and 13 years of age, in the eighth grade hallway. Summerville Police found a 43-year-old teacher sitting on the floor, trying to catch her breath. The school nurse tended to the teacher, photographing choke marks around her neck.

One of the students was identified as having choked the teacher.

One student told officials she was drawn into the fight by the other student. A video of the fight showed one student to be the primary aggressor as well as the student choking the teacher. The student was charged with Assault & Battery Third Degree and released to her mother under Custodial Promise pending contact from Family Court. Both students were suspended.

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