Archer Student Arrested, Charged With Assaulting Teacher

Teacher said she felt threatened when a 17-year-old squeezed her hands to force her to let go of a paper he wanted.

A 17-year-old Archer High School student from Loganville was arrested Wednesday and charged with simple battery and disrupting a school after an alleged assault against a teacher.

According to the Gwinnett County School Police report, the incident occurred between 8 and 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 24. The teacher said she was holding a piece of paper that Kentrae Deion Nelson wanted when he reportedly grabbed her by the hands and squeezed until she let go of the paper.

Police were called after the teacher said she felt threatened. The student was arrested and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.

Jorge Quintana, spokesman for Gwinnett County Public Schools, said the student would also be disciplined by the school system.

Cynthia Montgomery August 25, 2011 at 10:39 PM
I commend the Archer school administration for their quick and decisive action in reporting this behavior and taking steps to support the staff's safety. Once again we have a unruly student, out of control, demanding with physical force abusing a position of authority. HE WANTED IT - HE TOOK IT! If this teacher had not been given the support of the administration then every student, that saw this threat felt by the teacher, would have believed that his action WAS ACCEPTABLE ACTION IN THIS PLACE OF LEARNING! Also, each student would now know that his behavior was acceptable to the administration. Class was now on his violent terms. I can say negative or great things about the state of our schools. I have seen and heard of both. I will say I admire this administration for his or her ZERO tolerance when it came to a student putting their hands on a member of their staff. But he did not hit or punch you might say about his actions. Most of our teachers are female. The first thing I was told, when I went to sub training years ago, was to identify a male teacher in case of an incident that would need physical force. Pretty sad times we are living in. Think... would you have wanted this "student" to grab your daughter's or sons hand and hurt them until he had control of their behavior? One rule we taught our pre school students the first week was, "KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF." Maybe it is time to go back and reteach common courtesy. NO CONSEQUENCE - NO CHANGE!


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