Man Arrested After Incident At Evarts High School

By: Jeff Allen Email
By: Jeff Allen Email

Threatening students and even assaulting a teacher are just of the accusations against a Harlan County man.

Police tell us Kerry Partin went to Evarts High School and that's where it all happened.

The principal of Evarts High School says there was a fight brewing between to high school girls and when classes dismissed Monday afternoon, the dispute turned into an all out fight in front of the school.

"It seemed to be talked about before the end of school between the two of them," said Principal Bob Howard.

But Howard never imagined the spat would escalate to what happened next. Howard told police 37 year old Kerry Partin was waiting in the parking lot in front of school and then he attacked a teacher and two students.

"When the adults get involved, you take it into a whole new direction," Howard said.

The principal says the school acted fast to protect other students from being harmed.

"They stepped in, stopped it, got it under control," he said.

Kerry Partin is charged with wanton endangerment, criminal trespassing, assault, and terroristic threatening. Howard says luckily no one was seriously hurt and he hopes this is the last time this kind of thing happens.

"Even though these seem like serious charges, the message has to go out there. We can't have this kind of activity around our children," Howard said.

Evarts Police did charge three students with disorderly conduct. As for Kerry Partin, he remains in the Harlan County Detention Center under a $10,000 dollar full cash bond. He declined our request for an interview. He's due to be arraigned Monday.

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