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School officer OK after student attack
17-year-old arrested, charged
Amir Saqwuan Forrest

A Statesboro High School resource officer was hospitalized after being injured Monday breaking up a fight.

The 17-year-old responsible was arrested, said Statesboro Police Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges Warren.

Amir Saqwuan Forrest of Highway 80 West was charged with simple battery against a school system employee, obstruction, disrupting a public school, and affray (fighting), according to the officer

“The officer was performing his regular duties when he encountered two subjects in a verbal altercation,” she said. “While attempting to end the verbal altercation, the officer was physically assaulted by the suspect (and) sustained injuries during the incident that were treated at East Georgia Regional Medical Center (Tuesday).”

The officer was released from the hospital Tuesday and returned to work Wednesday, she said.

Forrest was transported to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action, she said.





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