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Student, 15, charged in Athens Drive High fight

Posted September 18, 2012 8:37 a.m. EDT
Updated September 18, 2012 12:15 p.m. EDT

— Raleigh police on Tuesday charged a 15-year-old Athens Drive High School student with assault in connection with a Sept. 11 fight that injured the school's assistant principal.

The boy's name was not released, but police said he faces a juvenile charge. 

Police also arrested 18-year-old Jameka NyCole Hardy, of Garner, for "engaging in an affray." Two other 15-year-old males were issued juvenile petitions in connection with the fight. 

Steven Miller, an assistant principal at Athens Drive High School, was taken to a local hospital following the fight and treated for lacerations to his back, head and arms. According to police, the student pushed Miller into a plate-glass window in the school's cafeteria.

Students said there were numerous fights within about 15 minutes and that Miller was trying to break up one of them. 

Sophomore McKenzie McCarthy said a student grabbed Miller's shoulders and shoved him into the glass.

"To see him just manhandled like that, it was really scary," she said. "It's like something that happened right in front of you, and your principal is harmed, and you're like, 'What are you going to do?'"