Mother, two sons arrested in school brawl

By: Jonathan Martin
By: Jonathan Martin

August 29, 2006

Two Aiken County teenagers and their mother are behind bars after scuffle with officers in a school parking lot yesterday.

Officers say the mother caused the fight.

It's an argument turned after school scuffle.

And Capt. Wendell Hall of the Department of Public Safety says it happened because mother Tammy Council did not keep her cool.

"She was asked a minimum of six times in here car and leave and she chose not to do that," Capt. Hall said.

Authorities say Monday, just as school was letting out at Aiken High, 17-year-old George Oakman and his brother, 18-year-old John Riley, were spotted on campus by a school resource officer.

Capt. Hall say Riley, who's not a student there, had already been warned twice about trespassing, so he was arrested.

But when his mother arrived at the school...

"She became disorderly. She was placed under arrest," Capt. Hall said.

Authorities say when the mother arrived, she only added fuel to the fire, because as she became enraged, so did her son as he kicked out a police cruiser's back window and then spat on officers

"He spat at officers twice," Capt. Hall said.

But there's more. Officers says Council's other son and a 15-year-old girl at the school started to scream at officers.

It all ended with everyone being arrested.

Just a week ago, Nadine Crawford was arrested for a scuffle with officers at Butler High School in Richmond County.

Capt. Hall says parents should know that whether they're in the wrong or right, they must stay under control.

"Our job is to maintain order on school property, and that's what we did," he said.

The mother and the teenagers are being charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

The teen who allegedly spat on officers is being charged with two felony counts of throwing bodily fluids.


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