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Five arrested at SCHS

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By Nathan L. McBroom

Five Shelby County High School students were taken into custody Wednesday morning following an altercation which resulted in an assault on a Shelby County sheriff's deputy.

Deputies arrested four juveniles - three female, one male - and one adult male in the school's cafeteria.

Charges include third degree assault, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

Three of the juveniles have been released to their parents. One juvenile has been taken to a youth detention center. The adult student, Derek Richmond, remains at the Shelby County Detention Center.

The altercation was sparked by a verbal spat between a group of students.

Gina Johnson, SCHS's resource officer, was shoved in the exchange.