Police Investigating Two Violent Incidents At Troup High School

LaGrange Police are investigating a pair of incidents at Troup High were a male jumped and attacked another male student and a female was allegedly burned by a male student.

The first incident occurred Wednesday afternoon shortly before school ended, when LaGrange Police resource officers were called to a disturbance in a classroom.

By the time officers arrived in the classroom, school administrators had the incident under control. Troup High Principal Dennis Medders removed the aggressor of the incident, a 17-year-old student, and took him to his office.

Officers then met with Medders and the student who admitted that he intentionally jumped on another student and began striking him. The student willingly admitted that he had been planning to jump on him all day and when he got his chance, he did so and the other student never saw it coming.

The aggressor student advised that he and the other male student had a disagreement from years ago, but there are recurring issues between the two.

Police also spoke with the victim, who stated that he was sitting in his desk in the classroom when all of a sudden he was attacked by the other male and didn’t see it coming.

As a result, the 17-year-old student was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

The student was later released from the Troup County Jail on bond.

Later the same day about 3:30 p.m., officers responded to the West Georgia Medical Center Vernon Road in reference to another incident at Troup High School.

Police arrived and spoke to a 16-year-old female student, who advised she had been burned by a Bunsen burner at school earlier in the day. She stated she had been burned by a male juvenile classmate during Chemistry class.

Officers observed the female had a three inch burn on her left elbow area. By the time police arrived, the burn had been treated by medical staff and was coated in a burn cream.

This incident is currently being investigated as a possible incident of Battery.

Tommy Murphy Staff Writer