On Wednesday, November 8th, at approximately 12:40 pm, the Bettye Myers Middle School Resource Officer responded to a fight in progress in a stairwell at Myers Middle School. Two juvenile females were engaged in a physical altercation between class periods.
In an attempt to intervene, a 45-year-old female teacher found herself intentionally and knowingly assaulted by both female students, resulting in moderate injuries. Several cell phone videos captured the disturbing incident, revealing the assault on the teacher.
The 13-year-old and 14-year-old female juveniles are now facing charges of Assault on a Public Servant. Corinth Police Chief Jerry Garner emphasized the importance of school safety in collaboration with Denton ISD, stating, "We work closely with our partners at Denton ISD to keep our schools safe. We will not tolerate students attacking teachers."
Following the incident, both females were detained and subsequently released to the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center. The school and local authorities are working together to address the situation and ensure the safety of both students and staff at Bettye Myers Middle School.