Archer student charged with assault on teacher

LAWRENCEVILLE -- An Archer High School student was charged with battery this week following an alleged physical altercation with his teacher.

Kentrae Deion Nelson, a 17-year-old freshman at the Lawrenceville high school, was arrested following the Wednesday morning incident. According to a Gwinnett County Schools Police report, the altercation began when Nelson's teacher was "holding a paper that the student wanted."

The teacher told officers that Nelson then grabbed her by the hands and squeezed until she let go of the paper.

"The teacher felt threatened by the student's actions," according to the report.

Nelson has been charged with simple battery and disruption of a public school. Gwinnett County jail records show he was released Thursday on $4,800 bond.

Schools spokesman Jorge Quintana said Nelson is "also facing disciplinary action."


GwinnettGirl 4 years, 1 month ago

17 years old and a freshman??? What's wrong with this picture?


BarneyFife 4 years, 1 month ago

Gwinnett Schools morphing into inner-city gansta schools. This is all race related. Tell it like it is. If you want good schools and successful kids, then the parents and the community must insure that they send us students that are ready, willing and able to learn. This means the student must have a daddy and mommy actively engaged in their childs education.


Oliver 4 years, 1 month ago

Barney, you're right about everything but one point. This is not race related, but instead it is most cetainly culture related. Until the gangsta-culture is clearly and loudly rejected by all races, sadly, we can only expect for things to get worse.


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