Bartow County Schools Campus Police Chief Dan Knowles said midday Thursday that a warrant had been taken for the 17-year-old male who allegedly stood up in homeroom and exposed himself to the class.
“Nobody can even figure why he dropped his pants in class,” Knowles said.
Charges were delayed as officials tried to determine the ages of the other students in the class.
“[We have been] gathering information and making sure that you are doing the right charges, make sure there were no juveniles” in the class, Knowles said.
All students were found to be over the age of 17.
The teenager, who has no prior history, is facing misdemeanor public indecency charges and has received disciplinary action through the school.
At 5 p.m., Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said the teenager had not turned himself in on the outstanding warrant.
Knowles said his agency makes arrests “several times a week,” but most are juveniles which are not reported through the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office and open records procedures.
For the 2011-2012 school year, Knowles said his agency made 66 arrests and only “a handful” were over the age of 17.
Man huffs paint, harasses women at Wal-Mart
On Wednesday at 1:37 p.m. a deputy was dispatched to Wal-Mart, 101 Market Place Blvd., Cartersville, in reference to disorderly conduct.
Upon arrival, the deputy met with the Wal-Mart asset protection manager. The manager explained that offender, Gene Anderson, was walking through the store sexually harassing female employees. Anderson was allegedly huffing paint and bumping into female employees when he was asked to leave the premises.
According to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office incident report, while the deputy interviewed Anderson, he noticed a strong alcoholic odor and slurred speech.
Anderson was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct and transported to the Bartow County Jail.
Man robbed at gunpoint in Applebee’s parking lot
At 11:31 p.m. Wednesday, Cartersville Police Department was dispatched to Applebee’s, 185 Cherokee Place, in reference to an armed robbery. Upon arrival, police met with the victim who stated that an unknown white male robbed him at gunpoint. He informed the police that the suspect had left the scene.
The victim told police he was meeting with the suspect to purchase ecstasy in the Applebee’s parking lot. He explained that the suspect got into the passenger side of his vehicle, pulled out a gun and said, “Give me everything you have.”
The victim supposably did as he was told, handing over $50 and an iPhone 5. He then exited the vehicle and fled the scene, according to the incident report.
The complaintant said he had only met the suspect one other time. Allegedly he was driving a red, four-door passenger car with Tennessee registration.