Columbus police three times Thursday detained unruly students at the Muscogee County School District’s Edgewood Student Services Center.
Principal Reginald Griffin first reported at 8 a.m. that students were fighting outside the school building near the cafeteria. Police charged two boys, ages 16 and 14, with the offense of affray.
At 9 a.m., Officer Raymond Zapata charged a 9-year-old boy with disorderly conduct because he “began using profanity and threw a pencil toward a teacher in class,” Zapata reported.
Then aound 2 p.m., Griffin told Zapata two teenagers were fighting in a classroom. The officer that time charged a 13-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl with affray.
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The 3835 Forrest Road center serves students who have had problems at other schools.
“The Edgewood Student Services Center was designed for students in grades 3-12 who have violated school district rules and have been temporarily removed from their home school,” says the school’s website. “The goal of the program is to ensure the students continue their education, complete their assigned days at the alternative school and learn how to make better choices through behavior modification.”