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Littering charges dropped against student

Posted November 13, 2008

— Charges have been dropped against a Hoke County High School student who was pulled off a school bus in August and charged with littering.

Court records show the charges against Guy Mitchell were dismissed.

Mitchell, 16, said he was swinging a plastic bottle around in the bus as he rode home after school when the  bottle flew out the window.

The bottle caught the attention of a Hoke County deputy who was behind the bus on Rockfish Road. He stopped the bus, got on board and arrested Mitchell after the teen owned up to owning the bottle.


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  • spritz Nov 13, 2008

    lizard.......I can't "belief" !

  • Like that Nov 13, 2008

    I wonder where that officer is? Probably on desk duty because the actions, however noble, were WRONG!!!!! The kid was 16 AND on the school bus. If the deputy had such an issue he should have reported it to the bus driver and allow it to be handled that way. WAIT!!!!!! The bus driver ALLOWED the deputy to arrest and remove the student without school or parental permission! What kind of training are these drivers getting?

  • lizard Nov 13, 2008

    We have to defend Mother Earth! I can't belief ya'll can't see the seriousness of this offense.

  • clintoflannagan Nov 13, 2008

    The same cop who arrested this kid for littering probably threw his cigarrette butt out the window right before he pulled the bus.

  • csmith8116 Nov 13, 2008

    Why would you arrest someone for littering? I thought that offense was worthy of a fine / ticket. Just last night, a person was killed in an automobile accident by a drunk driver and the drunk was charged and released. There is no justice in the justice system.

  • ecugirl83 Nov 13, 2008

    There must not be a lot of stuff goin on in that county if the deputy has this as priority #1