Crime

Columbus student accused of striking social worker, damaging property

A 17-year-old student is now facing criminal charges after striking a Mentoring Youth Group Home social worker Wednesday inside of Jordan High School, Columbus police said.

Kimberly Foote, 17, has been charged with simple battery following the offense, which reportedly happened between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on the 3200 block of Howard Avenue, authorities stated.

While in the high school's attendance office, Foote allegedly kicked a hole in the wall and pushed a table against it, causing $200 worth of damage to the wall, police said in a report.

Records also show that she struck a female social worker with her hand, causing the victim to turn red.

An officer working school security at the time was informed about the incident Wednesday, according to the police department.

The case was cleared by Foote's arrest, which took place at Jordan High School, officials said.

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