A Carolina Forest High School teacher and a 16-year-old student recently were arrested after the two got into a fight, according to an Horry County police report released Monday.
Richard Bellamy, 59, of Conway, has been charged with simple assault and battery. The 16-year-old male student has been charged as a juvenile with simple assault and battery, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and malicious damage to property, according to the police report.
Horry County Schools spokeswoman Teal Britton said Monday that Bellamy has been on administrative leave with pay since the incident happened on May 12. It was unclear Monday whether the student is still enrolled at the school.
Bellamy and the student were charged after the two got into a verbal altercation May 11, which led to a physical fight.