Arrests made after parent/student fight at Craigmont High School, suspects identified
Arrests made after parent/student fight at Craigmont High School
By: Tony Atkins Updated: November 2, 2017 - 12:12 PM
Five adult women were arrested after a fight at Craigmont High School Tuesday morning, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies told FOX13, the fight broke out just before eight and stemmed from posts made on social media. Three female students involved in the fight were issued juvenile summons.
The five adults included were Destiny Morris, Deborah Morrris, Caprice Morris, Mia Nevels and Lucinda Sanders.
Each woman was charges with disorderly conduct and assault.
“I went to take my granddaughter to school, she was running late. When I got there, they weren’t letting anybody in the school,” said Sheila Hamilton, a grandparent of a Craigmont junior.
Hamilton told FOX13 she had to walk her granddaughter to another entrance as deputies settled matters involving the fight.
She was shocked to hear more parents were involved in the fight than students.
“It’s two sides to every story – you need to find out what’s going on with your child, then what’s going on with theirs,” Hamilton said.
FOX13 reached out to Shelby County Schools, which issued this statement:
There was an altercation involving parents in the office at Craigmont High this morning. This type of behavior will not be tolerated on any of our campuses. We are very disappointed by the poor decisions of these adults, and hope this situation does not overshadow the great work being done by our students and staff members at Craigmont every day.