Arrest made in Incident at Statesboro High School

Press Release

Madison Bridges Warren, Community Information Specialist
Statesboro Police Department
25 West Grady Street
Statesboro, Georgia 30458

The Statesboro Police Department arrested a suspect in relation to an incident at Statesboro High School.

On 10/30/2017, the School Resource Officer assigned to Statesboro High School was performing his regular duties when he encountered two subjects in a verbal altercation. While attempting to end the verbal altercation, the officer was physically assaulted by the suspect listed below. The officer sustained injuries during the incident that were treated at East Georgia Regional Medical Center yesterday. The officer was released from the hospital yesterday and returned to work today.

The suspect was transported to the Bulloch County Jail to await further court action.

Amir Forrest
17 years old
Statesboro, GA

1 count Simple Battery Against Employee of Public School System
1 count Disrupting a Public School
1 count Obstructing or Hindering Law Enforcement Officer – Felony
1 count Affray (Fighting)
Anyone with information concerning this case is asked to contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911. You may also anonymously submit information to or by texting a tip to “TIPSSPD plus your message” to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

Media inquiries for this incident should be directed to:
Community Information Specialist Madison Bridges Warren

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