AHS has the most citations of JWC high schools

Mauricio Julian Cuellar Jr., Alice Echo-News Journal

Jim Wells County COPS in Schools Deputy Jason Childers had a busy first month on the job at Alice High School, issuing 47 citations and making 11 arrests at the county's largest high school between Sept. 4 and Oct 5.

Alice ISD Board member Lee Ramon said it was unfortunate the district had to have law enforcement officers in local schools, but if it is going to make the schools safer, he's all for it.

"Drug cases and assaults on campus, students need to realize that committing a felony offense is not the way to go," Ramon said. "All of this is a deterrent. Hopefully, this will deter other felonies from occurring."

There were 47 citations issued at AHS during that period, which was by far higher than any other campus in the COPS in Schools area.

There were 36 citations issued for disorderly conduct. Of that number, 15 were for profanity and 23 were for fights between students.

There were four citations issued for minor in possession of tobacco, two citations for public intoxication, one citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, one citation for simple assault and one citation for disruption of classroom.

AHS also had a total of 11 arrests during the first six weeks.

Six students were arrested for assault causing bodily injury, with one of those juveniles facing the additional charge of resisting arrest. Two students were also arrested for making terroristic threats on campus. One student was arrested for assault on a public servant.