SRO receives 18 staples in his head after student fight

LENOIR COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A Lenoir County deputy received 18 staples to his head after trying to break up a fight on a school bus this morning.

Deputy Christopher Little is an SRO at the Lenoir County Learning Academy. That’s located at the Baptist Children’s Home on Kennedy Home Road.

Around 8:30 this morning Little was trying to break up a fight between two students. Deputies say Little was assaulted and first transported to UNC Lenoir Health Care and then to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville.

The two underage students were charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer inflicting serious injury, resisting arrest, and damage to county property.

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