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School resource officer assaulted

Posted September 24, 2008 3:35 p.m. EDT
Updated September 25, 2008 2:48 p.m. EDT

WRAL News

— At least seven students assaulted a school resource officer at Southern Nash High School early Wednesday, authorities said.

The unidentified Nash County deputy works at the high school and was attacked by the students in the bus parking area before classes Wednesday, authorities said. The scuffle broke out when one of the students refused the deputy's order to go to the principal's office, authorities said.

Four students were arrested on a variety of charges, including inciting a riot, assault inflicting serious bodily injury on a government official, disorderly conduct and simple assault. They were being held in the Nash County Jail.

Their names haven't been released.

The deputy was treated at Nash General Hospital and released, authorities said. He was expected to miss about six weeks of work.