Teens Facing Charges After Food Fight Appear In Court

Teens facing charges after a food fight appear in court.

The recent South Laurel High School Graduates all previously pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct charges.

School officials say they started the fight that injured a teacher.

The six teens were not allowed to walk in their graduation ceremony.

They return to court June 26th for a pre-trial hearing.

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  • by Amazed Location: SC on Jun 13, 2007 at 06:02 PM
    I am amazed that this has not been dropped by your superintendent and school system. How long can you stand to be humiliated with people laughing at your county. What kind of judge would even let this continue. I would like to know if they can point out the person who started this. The boys are not denying that they participated in this and the teacher who got hurt stated he didn't even know who hit him at first. And it was a small knot on the back of his head. He did not need medical attention as was reported. There were also 30-40 other students throwing so why aren't they being charged. One of the boys wasn't even at the table when it started. How do I know because I was there during this time and am related to one of the boys. I can not say everything that went on at the time just now but I understand exactly how anonymous feels. Hopefully the whole truth will come out soon.
  • by james Location: clay. county on Jun 13, 2007 at 09:57 AM
    this is so stupid. Only in southeastern Kentucky. The officials here are so weird. Must have rode the little school bus.
  • by na Location: na on Jun 13, 2007 at 08:21 AM
    Geez students being prosecuted for having a food fight?!?! I would hate to see the punishment for stabbing someone with a pencil or something like that..
  • by Trish Location: Corbin on Jun 13, 2007 at 05:40 AM
    Laurel county is so broke it yet it can afford to prosecute teenage boys for having a food fight. This is ridiculous. I do not condone what these boys did but being arrested and prosecuted and being denied the chance to walk in their graduation is way over the top. The Laurel county schools sure have taught me a lesson, to keep my children as far away from it as possible.
  • by ME Location: South Laurel on Jun 13, 2007 at 04:56 AM
    I like the mashed potato comment! I also wonder if it would be different if people knew that the "injured" substitute teacher is a pretty good size man who has done long term sub positions in more than one unit for children with behavior problems. Good thing none of them threw a spit wad, he might have gotten a concussion and the SWAT team would have been called in. Not saying there should not have been punishment here, but think it went a little too far. Ahhh...to be a 34 year old female administrator trying to make your mark with the "good ol boys" club here in Laurel County.
  • by JC Location: NORTH Laurel on Jun 13, 2007 at 03:39 AM
    I heard the mash-potato injury was self-inflected
  • by anoymous Location: anoymous on Jun 12, 2007 at 09:30 PM
    silliness!! with a capital "S". reckon it would have been somewhat different if a so-called teacher had'nt got "hurt"?? i happen to remember a time when my son was a student @ south laurel high @ got accused of stealing a particular item out of a locker,( and after massive grilling on my son's behalf by a person who labeled himself the principal) the actual person who took this item out of the locker confessed to taking it, my son did'nt even get so much as an apology for being accused of doing something he did'nt do. and you expect these kids to respect the staff and faculty @ south?!?! south laurel high is a joke. if i had to do over, things would have been a lot different!! we would have pressed charges. also this "principal was a voluntary deputy with the sherrif"s dept." or something like that, and the whole time he's telling him about how the law works and what all could happen to the student, charges e.t.c.-i thought you were suppose to get the facts/hard evidence together before you could convict anybody!! i will not call any names-you know who you are. and i have my facts based on TRUE knowledge because i am, that student's mother...


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