School incident probed

Published 8:44 am Tuesday, March 8, 2011

JACKSON — An incident involving a student allegedly being accosted here at Central Elementary School has prompted an internal investigation by the school district.

On Monday, Northampton County Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Bracy said there is an investigation being conducted into the incident and the school system is looking into their security measures at the county’s public schools. 

“We’re looking into security measures in all schools,” said Bracy. “Whenever something like this happens it’s always an opportunity to look into school security measures.”

Currently, Bracy said, school visitors are supposed to enter through the front door of the building and go to the main office at the school where they register in the visitor book.

On Friday, Lynnette Clark alleged her eight-year-old son was accosted by another student’s grandmother on Thursday morning. Clark said her child was in an altercation at the school earlier in the week.

Clark said on Thursday her son was approached by the mother and grandmother of the other student involved in the altercation. Clark alleges her son was grabbed and pulled by the grandmother. The child was also allegedly threatened in the incident.

Clark took out a warrant on the individual who allegedly accosted her son, but as of Monday at press time the warrant had not been served by the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.