Two Denmark-Olar Middle School students face charges
Written by Jerry E. Halmon   

A fight at Denmark-Olar Middle School that allegedly began over a boy has resulted in two female students facing charges. The incident at the middle school occurred on November 13th, at approximately 10:43 am. Of the three female students involved, two of the juveniles were charged (both age 14); one being charged with assault and battery first degree and the other with assault and battery third degree respectively. The victim, a 13-year old female in the incident was not charged.

According to a City of Denmark Police Department Incident Report dated November 13, 2012, Denmark Police Officers were dispatched and responded to Denmark-Olar Middle School in reference to a “fight in progress.” According to the incident report, officers spoke to the principal of the school who stated, “there were three young ladies that were fighting and one had been bleeding pretty bad.”

According to the report, on further investigation, a “silver combination lock” was located on the floor and found to have blood on it. The report noted that officers made contact with one of the subjects in the incident, who completed a written voluntary statement stating that she observed the subject come into the class, “and started to hit the victim in her face." The incident report noted that officers located the victim in the principal’s office and observed her with blood along her facial area and hands, a laceration to the right side of the hairline and blood coming from her ear. The report also noted that EMS was contacted and responded.

The victim submitted a written voluntary statement which said one of the subjects came into class and started, “hitting her with a lock” and that both she and the subject fell on the floor. The report noted the victim stated she started “stabbing" the subject with a pencil and the fight stopped.

After further investigation officers found that the victim, “acted in a manner only to protect herself.

Each one of the parents of the juveniles was given a Custodial Promise and the incident will be forwarded to the Department of Juvenile Justice and handled therein.