Police detain North student for striking another student, threatening classmates with scissors

Columbus police detained a 17-year-old female student at Columbus North High School after she was accused of striking another student several times, and then fleeing the classroom.

In a release sent out to parents, Larry Perkinson, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp. employee and student assistance director, said the incident happened around noon today at the school. After hitting the classmate, the female student left the classroom, ran through the North hallways while refusing direction, circled back to the class and then grabbed scissors, he said.

Adults directed the students in the classroom to leave the classroom, but the female student told them not to leave, Perkinson said.

Within minutes, a school resource officer and other staff members regained control of the situation and students were moved to another classroom, he said.

No injuries were reported.

The female student was detained by the Columbus Police Department and taken to the local youth services center.

For more on this story, see Saturday’s Republic.



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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.