A Floyd County Sheriff’s deputy was arrested on warrants today after an alleged altercation at Rome High School.

According to Tom Caldwell, Chief Deputy of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office:

Melissa McKissick was arrested around 3:30 p.m. and charged with battery, affray and causing a disturbance at a public school.

"All I can do at this point is confirm that she was arrested on those charges," Caldwell said. "She was released on bail late this afternoon. As far as her status with the Sheriff’s Office, she is on administrative leave pending a resolution of the case. We may make another determination if we get more information through the DA’s investigation."

According to Floyd County Jail records, McKissick was involved in a fight with a student inside Rome High last week.

Rome Police Department detectives are continuing to investigate the incident