North student charged with assault

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A 16-year-old student at North Rowan High School was charged Monday afternoon with assault on a school official. The Spencer Police Department reported he choked substitute teacher Antony Hoty.
Kelvin Lee Franklin Jr., was is still in the Rowan County jail this afternoon under a $1,000 secured bond.
Police said Franklin had been asked to sit down several times by Hoty, who put his hands on Franklin’s shoulder, told him his behavior was unacceptable and asked him to sit down.
Franklin got upset and told Hoty not to touch him, but Hoty put his hand on Franklin’s shoulder again, trying to guide him into his seat, the police report said.
Police say Franklin then head-butted Hoty, tried to swing his fist at him, and then grabbed Hoty around the neck from the front, attempting to choke him.
Hoty took Franklin into the hallway and called North Rowan School Resource Officer A.C. Hinson, who placed Franklin under arrest. Hoty was not injured.