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Shiloh student charged in scuffle
17-year-old accused of pushing officer

SNELLVILLE - A Shiloh High School student faces a felony charge after he trespassed on school property Monday and scuffled with police, an official said.

Kenneth Ray Perry, 17, of Snellville, was arrested after police and school administrators apprehended him inside the school.

The Shiloh senior faces charges of criminal trespass, disruption of a public school and obstruction of a law enforcement officer, a felony.

Perry remained in the Gwinnett County Jail on Tuesday on $8,000 bond.

Gwinnett schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach said Perry had been barred from school property as part of a previous disciplinary action. Students who are suspended or expelled are technically trespassing when they return to school property, she said.

Perry was spotted Monday on Shiloh's campus by administrators and a school resource officer. He was asked repeatedly to leave, Roach said.

When the resource officer asked Perry to leave, the student pushed the officer and ran through a commons area, before the officer and administrators captured him, Roach said.

Roach wasn't aware of any injuries that occurred during the incident, she said.

Along with the criminal charges, Perry could face further discipline from his school, Roach said.

"Obviously, he did not follow the direction he was given by administrators and the (officer), so that is a possibility," she said.

Jail records show the arrest is Perry's first in Gwinnett County.