2 students accused of attacking teachers arrested
DARROW - Two students are behind bars Wednesday evening after they were arrested based on accusations that they each attacked a teacher within hours of each other earlier today at the Ascension Parish Alternative School.
Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley said the first of the separate incidents occurred when an argument between a 16-year-old student and a school administrator concerning school policy escalated to physical violence as the boy kicked and punched the teacher.
A short time later on the same school campus, student Tyrone Pitts, 19, and a teacher were engaged in a similar disagreement over school rules when Pitts reportedly rushed the faculty member and began to punch him repeatedly, according to deputies. Sheriff Wiley said it took a school security officer and a second school administrator to pull Pitts off the teacher.
The 16-year-old student was booked into the Assumption Parish Youth Detention Center on a charge of battery of a teacher. Pitts was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail on the same charge.