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      DCSS officer fired for breaking student's arm

      A Dougherty County School System police officer has been fired after school officials say he broke a student's arm last Friday at the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center on Highland Avenue. / Jessica Fairley

      A Dougherty County School System police officer has been fired after school officials said he broke a student's arm last Friday at the South Georgia Regional Achievement Center on Highland Avenue.

      Dougherty County School System attorney Tommy Coleman said Warren Favors was fired by the school board Monday night.

      Dougherty County School Superintendent David Mosely said the incident started Friday after the teenage student used threatening and vulgar language against Favors.

      "I'm talking about filthy, cursing, ugly, questioning your manhood, all of the above," said Dr. David Mosely, DCSS Superintendent.

      After the provoking language, the officer got into an altercation with the student that got out of control, leaving the teen with two fractures in his arm, said Mosely.

      "Unfortunately we as adults are not allowed to do that we have to maintain our composure at all times," said Dr. David Mosely.

      Warren Favors did not return to school Monday after the incident.

      Dr. Mosely said once school officials saw the evidence they had no choice but to terminate the school police officer.

      Not only has officer Favors lost his job but the Dougherty County District Attorney's Office is taking over the investigation.

      "My role in this process is to evaluate whether any of the criminal laws of Georgia have been violated and if so then my duty would be to present it to the appropriate reviewing court," said Greg Edwards, Dougherty County District Attorney.

      The case has been turned over to Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards where Favors and the student could face charges according to Mosely.

      Edwards said the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council will also look into the case.

      "It will determine whether or not he will be able to work as a police officer," said Greg Edwards.

      At this point time no charges have been filed against Favors but the student may face a penalty in a juvenile court.

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