Two Volunteer High School students are facing charges after two separate incidents during a high school football game Thursday night.
It happened during the fourth quarter of the game between Cherokee and Volunteer high schools.
The game was held at Volunteer.
According to the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Tony Allen, a 17-year-old Volunteer student struck a Cherokee student with a flag pole. That Volunteer student was charged with aggravated assault.
Allen said the Volunteer student was taken to a juvenile detention facility in Johnson City and was arraigned Friday morning.
Immediately after that happened, another 17 year-old Volunteer student refused to calm down in the stands despite multiple requests from a deputy, Allen said. An incident occurred. Now that student is charged with with criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, and assault on a police officer.
A fellow Volunteer student recorded the second incident on video and sent it to News Channel 11.
That student was released into the custody of his parents.
Allen said he could not release more specifics about the incident involving the deputy because it is still under review. He said more information will be released Monday.
Allen said students from Cherokee maintained order during the game and were publicly thanked by the Hawkins County student resource officer assigned to the school Friday.