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Cafeteria worker arrested for fight with DeKalb student

The worker was charged with affray and disorderly conduct.
Credit: DeKalb County Schools

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A DeKalb County cafeteria worker has been arrested by the school district's police department after an alleged fight with a student.

DeKalb County Schools released a statement on Friday confirming the incident at Cedar Grove High School on Oct. 31 but not naming the worker involved. 

A district spokesperson confirmed that a cafeteria worker had been in a "physical altercation" and was charged with affray and disorderly conduct.

A spokesperson for the school district declined to comment further on the employee and added that it "does not share information regarding personnel matters."

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When pushed for additional details, the spokesperson issued the statement and forwarded further requests regarding the incident to the district's legal affairs department.

At this point, the investigation is still ongoing and authorities haven't released information on what caused the fight or if either the student or the employee was injured. It's also unclear if the worker has been placed on leave as a result of the altercation and subsequent arrest.

The district added in its statement that the safety of students is important to DeKalb County School district. Cedar Grove High School is located in a south DeKalb neighborhood north of Ellenwood.


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