Northeast Middle School student handcuffed, removed from school
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JACKSON, Tenn. — A female middle schooler is handcuffed and removed from Northeast Middle School Wednesday after an alleged assault on a school resource officer. Deputies said the student punched the officer in the face and chest, reportedly after an argument between students turned into verbal assault of school staff. “She was very abusive to the principal and she got abusive to the deputy, stating she was not going to leave and wasn’t anybody going to basically tell her what to do,” Sheriff John Mehr said. Deputies said it took both school resource officers to handcuff and calm the student. Neither the officers nor student reported any injuries. Some parents said they believe more discipline at home could have prevented the entire incident. “I just think it’s totally wrong,” Gwallon Graham said. Graham has two students who attend Northeast Middle school. “The kids just don’t have any respect for adults, teachers — the police officer, evidently. That’s what made that happen,” she said. The 8th grader faces multiple charges including disorderly conduct, assault and resisting arrest. The student could be expelled or sent to alternative school, according to the Jackson-Madison County School Code of Conduct. “They cool with that — they don’t have to be in the classroom,” Graham said. She said the punishment the student gets at home will determine if the student’s behavior really changes. WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News did reach out to the Jackson-Madison County School System for comment.They declined.