Teachers at NL alternative school: student threatened to assault them with a pole



Two teachers at North Lamar’s alternative school called the school district’s resource officers and reported that a student threatened to assault them with a metal pole.

The individual was taken into custody Wednesday and transported to the Greenville Juvenile Detention Center pending a detention hearing.

No injuries were reported.

Curtis Garrett, public information officer for the Paris Police Department, said in the 24-hour period ended Thursday morning, Paris officers arrested six people – five on warrants and one on a charge of driving while intoxicated.


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Charles Richards Charles Richards moved to Paris in 2004 after retiring from a 40-year career in journalism – the last 26 years as a news writer and sports writer with The Associated Press in Dallas and Washington, D.C. In mid-2004, The Paris News coaxed him out of retirement, and he began covering the police, court and regional beat for The Paris News. Then in early 2005, he was switched to coverage of a sharply divided Paris City Council. He was appointed by the City Council in 2006 to the 12-member City Charter Review Commission, which extensively rewrote the outmoded document. His writing awards include two first-place awards in statewide competition for feature writing. The most recent was his 2005 story on a Paris doctor’s startling use of leeches in a successful attempt to re-attach a man’s severed ear. Over his career, Richards’ interview subjects include Alabama Gov. George Wallace, President Bill Clinton, President George W. Bush, David Koresh, Arnold Palmer, Muhammad Ali and numerous other political and sports figures. He is an alumnus of Texas Tech, where he was editor of the school newspaper. He lives in Paris with his wife, Barbara, who is retired after 30 years as a teacher and high school counselor.