Deputies arrested a Lugoff man after they say he walked into a middle school Tuesday and assaulted a 12-year-old boy who had allegedly bullied the man’s niece.
Sellmore Stacy Luckie, 38, has been charged with disturbing schools and second-degree assault and battery, according to a news release.
“Under no circumstances is it proper for any adult to enter a school and assault a student, regardless of whether a bullying situation took place or not,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said. “If there was in fact a bullying situation, Mr. Luckie’s actions were not the way to address it.”
The incident took place at Leslie Stover Middle School in Elgin. Kershaw County School District officials told law enforcement a female student’s mother called the school and arranged for Luckie – the girl’s uncle – to have breakfast with the girl.
It’s not uncommon to allow a relative of a student to have a meal with them, school officials told investigators.
When Luckie’s niece pointed out the alleged bully in the cafeteria, Luckie went over to the boy and confronted him, according to the release. The two argued, at which point Luckie grabbed the boy by the neck and threw him on the table, according to the release.
A teacher was able to pull Luckie off the student, according to the release. Deputies and an Elgin police officer responded at about 7:40 a.m.
Luckie was transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center. He previously was charged with of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, in 1996, and simple possession of marijuana, in 2000.