Student Arrested At Cleveland High

A Cleveland High student was arrested Monday after reportedly causing a disturbance in the school cafeteria.

The student, 17 year-old Timothy Wright of Clayton, was in the cafeteria when an administrator asked the student to remove a hood he was wearing over his head.  Wright reportedly refused and the administrator notified a school resource officer.

The resource officer asked Wright twice to remove the hood, each time the student allegedly refused. The resource officer then asked Wright to step into the hallway to speak with him and the administrator. Wright refused to leave the cafeteria.

A struggle ensued when the deputy attempted to take Wright into custody.  Wright was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting a public officer and injury to property.

“The safety of our students, school faculty, and our School Resource Officers is a top priority in all of our Johnston County Schools,” said Johnston County Sheriff Steve Bizzell.

At least one student videotaped the arrest on their cell phone and posted the video to social media.

No injuries were reported. Wright was transported to the Johnston County Jail and released on a $750 secured bond.

Wright could also face disciplinary action including suspension under Johnston County Schools Code of Conduct Policy.