Five Students At Rose High Charged After Fights; Police, Teacher Assaulted

Five students at Rose High School were charged after two separate fights this morning. Two school resource officers and a teacher were injured.

A spokeswoman for Pitt County Schools says the first fight happened around 8:25 a.m. in the cafeteria where between 100 and 150 students were eating breakfast.

Greenville police say it started out as two girls fighting, and a third joined in. As officers were trying to break up the fight, another student punched an officer in the jaw. Police say 16 year old Joshua Washington fled the school and is wanted for assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Three others are charged with fighting. They are 16 year old Teonna Reddick, 17 year old Brittany Sherrod and 17 year old Jocelyn Sherrod.

The other fight happened a short time later between a teacher and a student. Police say the student, 17 year old Natasha Blount slammed a door on a teacher, causing her to fall down.

Police say Blount resisted arrest and she herself had to be taken down to the floor in order to be arrested. She faces disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and assault charges.


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  • by LOLA Location: JARMAN on Nov 11, 2007 at 08:17 PM
    I THINK THINGS LIKE THIS WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AS LONG AS THE GOVERMENT AND OTHERS KEEP TAKING GOD OUT OF THE SCHOOLS, PEOPLE TAKE GOD OUT OF SITUATIONS AND THEN PRAY TO THE SAME GOD ASKING FOR HELP.
  • by BIG J Location: Snowhill on Nov 11, 2007 at 03:32 AM
    It makes me sick. These kids that just don't care.They act up and won't let the good ones learn.Well see what happens when you take the rights from the teachers.Let the teachers put a paddle on their buts.If that does not work ,,,Lock them away for a week and see if they want to sit down and learn then.
  • by Amber Location: washington N.C on Nov 10, 2007 at 02:53 PM
    I feel as a student that teachers and officers do their best to help us and that they should have 3 years in juvinille because thats irresposible of them the students to do that type of things.
  • by Teacher Location: Greenville on Nov 10, 2007 at 06:14 AM
    Most teachers are handling each inappropriate situation as they should, but administration is not doing their job by assigning appropriate disciplinary measures. The lack of communication and support of teachers often makes them feel that they are unsafe and unappreciated. Unfortunately teachers feel that someone is going to have to seriously injured for administration to step up and make a change. Being a teacher, there is not a day that goes by that I don't deal with acts of aggression and inappropriate behavior that are not dealt with in a timely and satisfactory manner by administration. It is a shame that teachers and students have to fear entering school every day because no one there is willing to take the time to make our environment safer. I strongly agree that we need to stop saying we have a NO TOLERANCE POLICY and actually enforce the NO TOLERANCE POLICY!
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Nov 10, 2007 at 04:17 AM
    All these students should be charged as adults and locked up without bond at least 24 hours in the county jail to give them a taste of justice. A bitter taste is not soon forgotten. In my day there was an "alternative school" where the bad seeds went so that the students who actually wanted to learn would not be hampered. Is that no longer politically correct?
  • by Crystal Location: Washington on Nov 9, 2007 at 12:52 PM
    The schools have gotten to be a dangerous place, unless someone does something, the good kids aren't going to have anywhere safe that they can go learn. We should have a zero tolerance policy, instead of just saying we have a zero tolerance policy. Kids pick on my daughter and bully her everyday. So now because of lack of action on the teachers part I have had to resort to telling my daughter how she will have to handle it, even though it may very well result in her own suspension.
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