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Alcovy students suspended after food fights

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

COVINGTON -- Several students at Alcovy High School were suspended last week after a number of food fights broke out at the school.

"Last week there were three food fights at AHS," said Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of Public Relations at the Newton County School System, on Monday. "This was the first time that this has occurred at AHS."

She said a fight occurred on Tuesday after a food fight.

"Administrators and (school resource officers) broke up the fight," Viniard said. "No one was hurt. However, there was a rumor that an administrator's nose was broken as a result of the fight."

Additionally, on Wednesday, an administrator was hit with some food, she said.

She said after each food fight, administrators were able to identify some, but not all, of the students involved.

"Consequences ranging from three days (In School Suspension) to five days (Out of School Suspension) were given to students depending on the severity of the student's involvement," Viniard said.

Furthermore, an SRO and an administrator will be placed in the cafeteria and the commons area during all five lunches.