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Three Juveniles were Charged with Assaulting Teacher; Three Adults were Charged with Fighting

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (April 29, 2023)(CNBNews)--On April 26, 2023, at 12:37 PM, officers were dispatched to the Atlantic City High School for a report of a fight among students involving a teacher. Responding units arrived to find the fight had been broken up and the involved parties were separated.


An investigation conducted by Detective Fariyd Holmes concluded that the fight originated when three female students, ages 14, 15, and 16, began assaulting a 15-year-old student. A substitute teacher, 24, attempted to intervene and break up the fight at which time she too was assaulted by the three students. The fight was ultimately broken up by high school security personnel.


The three suspect juveniles were subsequently taken into custody by responding officers and transported to the Clayton G. Graham Public Safety Building where they awaited pickup by their guardians. As the adult guardians waited for the juveniles to be released, a fight broke out at the Public Safety Building among the adults. Responding officers subsequently took the adults into custody without further incident. This is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be pending.   


ARRESTED: A 16-year-old juvenile from Atlantic City.

ARRESTED: A 15-year-old juvenile from Atlantic City.

ARRESTED: A 14-year-old juvenile from Atlantic City.


CHARGES:   Aggravated assault.


ARRESTED: Monique Spellman, 42, of Atlantic City.

ARRESTED: Tanika Joyce, 45, of Atlantic City.

ARRESTED: Brandi Braxton, 31, of Atlantic City.


CHARGES: Disorderly conduct.


The juveniles were issued summonses pending a future court date and released to a guardian. Spellman, Joyce, and Braxton were also issued summonses pending future court dates. The public is reminded that charges are mere allegations, and the accused are considered innocent until proven guilty.


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Atlantic City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section at 609-347-5766 or submit a text anonymously to tip411 (847411). Begin the text with ACPD.