Videos of apparent bullying that turned into violence at Hopkinsville High School have been making the rounds on social media and the Christian County Sheriff’s Department says two juveniles have been arrested.
The first incident happened Wednesday of last week and a 17-year old was immediately arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and third-degree terroristic threatening.
The more recent incident happened Monday morning when a 16-year old juvenile was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault.
The sheriff’s department says the school resource officer took appropriate action on both occasions. They are also encouraging people to no longer share the video out of respect to the victim.
Two videos show incidents happening in a hallway at Hopkinsville High and the female victim is struck 18 times on the head in one of the incidents. The female victim is shoved multiple times and then struck in the face and knocked to the ground in the other incident.
A statement from the school district says, “Christian County Public Schools is aware of the videos circulating on social media of a fight between three students at Hopkinsville High School. CCPS takes these incidents seriously and the students in the fight have been removed from the school system. Though these incidents are disturbing, we are blessed to have over eleven hundred students enter Hopkinsville High School each day not only respectful of their fellow students and teachers, but prepared to learn.”