A student who is now enrolled in middle school is being charged with a crime in Georgia. The injured student can be seen in pictures with a significant cut directly below her eye.
The video shows a large number of pupils standing around and watching as two female students fight in the midst of the cafeteria where they have lunch.
Georgia Student Cuts Another Teen’s Face
“That’s her face, that’s her person, that’s her identity,” said Ola Middle School parent, Ashley Hightower, of the child’s injuries.
In a statement that was released, administrators from the schools in Henry County wrote in part:
According to the preliminary findings of the investigation, a student’s injury was brought on by a rather small object with a pointed edge.
The student is currently in law enforcement’s custody and is expected to face charges after the object was seized by school administration and law enforcement officers.
Incident Remains Under Investigation
“We are collaborating with the Henry County Police Department as they continue their investigation into this incident,” said Henry County Schools Superintendent Mary Elizabeth Davis in response to the incident on Thursday afternoon.
“Also, we are looking into the situation internally. I’ll keep doing everything I can to make sure that students can learn in a secure environment at our schools.”
Hightower shared with Washington that she is still worried about things. Hightower added, “I’m a little worried that a kid was able to bring anything like that into the school. “Hopefully, they’ll be talking to us about some new security measures in the future.”
Because of their age, the names of the involved students were withheld.