Police are continuing their investigation into a fight between Melissa McKissick, a deputy with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, and a student at a local high school.
According to Rome police reports, it started with a lunchtime fight between two Rome High School students, one of whom was McKissick’s daughter. Parents were called to come pick up the students at the school.
Police reported that when officers arrived on the scene, McKissick and the student had been in an altercation in a school hallway and had already been separated by teachers.
The report states that McKissick and the student had to be physically separated from one another, and after both were brought under control, the student tried to confront McKissick again and police stepped in to stop any further action between the two.
The police report doesn’t say how McKissick became involved with the student, and she left the school before police could make any arrests.
Rome police detective Stephanie Hill-Hudson, the investigator on the case, declined to comment about the ongoing investigation Friday.
Tom Caldwell, chief deputy of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, said McKissick remains on administrative leave pending the fact-finding.
“Since it occurred in her off-duty time, we have to be careful about how we proceed,” Caldwell said. “We have to separate the administrative aspects from the criminal charges.”
McKissick turned herself in Tuesday and was charged with battery, affray and causing a disturbance at a public school. She was later released from jail on bail.
Rome City Schools superintendent Gayland Cooper said the minor student had charges pressed against her as well and received school discipline for her part in the incident.