Two Campbell County High School students ended up in jail within four days of each other.
On Jan. 31, there was a loud explosion in the hallway near the front office, according to Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Wolfenbarger. Students ran in different directions, and people screamed because it sounded like gunfire, Wolfenbarger said.
Wolfenbarger was told Christopher Roy Stone, 18, 103 Claiborne Rd, LaFollette, had allegedly lit the explosives. Principal Jamie Wheeler summoned Stone to the office, where he allegedly denied lighting explosives. However, after juvenile witnesses confirmed Stone had lit them, he allegedly admitted it, Wolfenbarger said. Stone allegedly gave Wolfensbarger one of the explosives.
After Wolfenbarger arrested Stone, Stone allegedly told him he had a glass pipe, which he allegedly used to smoke marijuana. Stone also told Wolfenbarger he had more explosives, Wolfenbarger said. Stone allegedly had 10 total explosives and a purple lighter, Wolfenbarger said. Stone was charged with assault, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and possession of prohibited weapons.
On Feb. 4, Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaymi Prater arrested Jacob Scott Marlow, 18, 151 Wildflower Ln, Jacksboro, for aggravated assault. Marlow allegedly confronted the juvenile victim in the boy’s locker room at Campbell County High School that morning. Marlow allegedly began hitting the victim on the head and in the face, Prater said. The victim, who didn’t fight back, sustained serious injuries, including a gash on the top of the head, that required two staples, a cut below the bottom lip, that needed five stitches, several abrasions and bruises, and a concussion, Prater said.