Mill Creek Students Charged in Connection With Fight

Incident occurred after a student released from in school suspension confronts another student.

Two freshmen are facing charges of affray after fighting in the school atrium shortly after classes were dismissed on Dec. 8.

According to the Gwinnett County School Police crime report, two female ninth grade students, a 16-year-old and a 15-year-old, “had a problem with each other.” An assistant principal placed one of the students in in-school suspension (ISS). The mother of that student was supposed to be at the school at 2 p.m., but did not arrive on time. When the school day ended at 2:10 p.m., the student was released from ISS.

Within a short period of time, the student who had been suspended located the other student in the school atrium. The suspended student allegedly challenged the other teen by saying, “What’s up?” At that point, the teens began fighting. Teachers arrived to separate the two females, both of whom blamed the other for starting the fight.

Because the fight took place in the atrium, which is heavily trafficked during the afternoon as students exit the building, dismissal was delayed. The investigating officer wrote, “During dismissal, [the atrium] normally contains hundreds of students, continuing their standard orderly flow to the buses outside. Because of the fight they were standing and gawking, delaying dismissal and slowing the response of adults to the fight.”

The entire incident was captured on surveillance video.

In addition to the affray charges, both students also face disciplinary action by the school district according to Jorge Quintana, Director of Media Relations for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Cynthia Montgomery December 17, 2011 at 05:57 PM
Well what can we say about Mill Creek parents? Just a quick look to the right in the SEE MORE ON THE PATCH and we can see Mill Creek parents are having a bad year. Let's hope that 2012 will be a better year for all the students and parents at Mill Creek. MCHS started out with such promise and now we keep seeing fighting, sexual abuse and arrests. Can anyone come up with a commonality to these crimes? What's Up?
Kristi Reed December 17, 2011 at 06:26 PM
As a Mill Creek parent, I appreciate the efforts the MCHS administration makes to provide a safe learning environment for the students. MCHS is a very large school comprised of a diverse student body. These type incidents can happen at any school and are not a reflection on the school, administration or parents as a whole. My son graduated from Mill Creek, my daughter will graduate from Mill Creek and I am pleased to be a Mill Creek parent. We are very fortunate to have three fine schools (MCHS, DHS and Hebron) in the Dacula area.
North Georgia Weather December 17, 2011 at 06:28 PM
Demographics have become more diverse. It's not just Mill Creek.
Hope Thompson December 17, 2011 at 10:13 PM
I work at Mill Creek and have Daughters that went there also . Mill Creek IS A GOOD school just cause there is some students that act like thugs and want to cause trouble and do stupid stuff dosn't mean it's the school . There is stuff like fights, and arrest and other stuff happening at OTHER schools also. Iv worked at Mill Creek for little over 3 years and stuff like that dosn't happen all the time .
M.K. OSBORNE December 18, 2011 at 02:19 PM
Mill Creek is a Great School ! The only thing different than when we were in school is the reporting and quickness of the info getting in the news . Every time a kid breaks wind it will be reported.


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