Teacher Fired, Arrested in Newton

27-year-old Kendrick Walker was taken into custody Tuesday just outside Newton High School, as students were dismissing.

Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry says his officers responded to Newton High at the district's request.

''We went to assist the school resource officer," said Newton Police Chief Harvey Curry. "And, no, we did not have any intentions on arresting anyone, just to assist. The buses had just pulled up to take the students from the school campus and this was in students' presence."

Curry said his officers had no choice but to arrest Walker.

"He talked with him. Pleaded with him several times; he refused," said Curry. "So, it went on about 10 to 15 minutes for us to get him to leave."

According to Chief Curry, school officials were attempting to get Walker to leave the campus after he had been fired.

Newscenter 11 attempted to speak to school district officials about what happened. However, because this is a personnel matter, they told us that they cannot comment.

Although the arrest took place in front of students Chief Curry says they were never in any danger and no one was hurt.

As for Walker, who we're told had worked at the school for one year, he is now facing two charges. One for failure to comply and another for resisting arrest.

Walker is charged with failure to comply and resisting arrest. He was released after posting $1,500 bond.


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