[UPDATE] Local Teacher Sent to ICU After Student Attack

By: LCSO Release
By: LCSO Release

[UPDATE] 4/15 6:16 p.m. --

Terrence Heflin, 18, was arraigned this afternoon on $15,000 but has not bonded out of jail yet, according to Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine.

And Jeffery Criss will likely be released from South Georgia Medical Center today, says Lowndes County schools.


Valdosta, Georgia - April 15, 2011 -

On April 13 deputies of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office were notified of an incident at Horizon Academy, located at 1500 Lankford Drive – Valdosta, in which a teacher noticed a student, Terrence Heflin{18 years old} was becoming disruptive and aggressive toward another student. The teacher, Jeffery Criss attempted to intervene and stop Heflin from attacking the student and in the process was struck in the throat causing injury. As a result of this, Jeffery Criss was taken to South Georgia Medical Center for treatment where he was later admitted to the Intensive Care Unit.

Terrence Heflin was arrested and transported to the Lowndes County Jail. Warrants have been issued for the offenses of misdemeanor battery, felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor disruption of public school.

As of this release, Terrence Heflin remains in the Lowndes County Jail and is scheduled to appear before a Magistrate Judge today for an arraignment hearing.

You must be logged in to post comments.

Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:

Read Comments

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
  • by 3t on Apr 18, 2011 at 12:09 PM
    You all should google 'Horizon Academy, Valdosta, GA' and click the link. It will tell you what type of school it is.
  • by wakulla on Apr 17, 2011 at 03:34 PM
    I love TIR
  • by tom Location: madison on Apr 17, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    Instead of spending more money, raising taxes, building more schools, hiring more teachers, buying more buses, hiring more administrative staff and related staff, why don't we just kick out ten to twenty percent of the students that do not belong in school....... Better education for less money.
  • by anon Location: hamco on Apr 17, 2011 at 04:02 AM
    it takes a village to raise a thug.
  • by TheTruth on Apr 17, 2011 at 01:46 AM
    Its called the D.A.R.E. They went around showing us what drugs look like, I know what heroine looks like, that's doesn't mean I do it. You stupid racist black person (TIR).
    • reply
      by TIR on Apr 17, 2011 at 08:49 AM in reply to TheTruth
      Okay stupid racist white person.
    • reply
      by TheTruth on Apr 17, 2011 at 09:31 AM in reply to TheTruth
      The D.A.R.E. Program*
  • by Own you own faults and your contributions to the problem on Apr 16, 2011 at 06:22 PM
    Tir, you comments seem to be just so effective in fighting racisim. Keep up your good work. I know you must look at the results your comment bring and be so proud of your self, creating such a positive enviroment to end adversity. You are just a great asset to the african American Community's and thier children.
  • by TIR on Apr 16, 2011 at 06:16 PM
    Not sure what your point is but...how does the kid who told you this know how crack looks? Are you giving something away about yourself and the people you hang around with...just asking.
  • by Valerie on Apr 16, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    My child was in that classroom and the paper did not tell the whole story. This boy has to made accountable for what he did. The other boy was trying to take up for the teacher. Thank You Mr. Criss for protecting the other students.
  • by Sonny Location: Tallahassee on Apr 16, 2011 at 03:19 PM
    I say we adopt the laws of other Countries for just a year to see what happens. You steal, we cut off your hand. You kill, we kill you back. You assault someone within an inch of their life, we reciprocate…with bricks. Your rape, well, you can guess. And his name shall be Bubba, or Lil’ Bob (an oxymoron). If parents don’t want to raise their kids, let’s do it for them!
  • by OneMoreThing on Apr 16, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    Well, according to most "Black", we are the "White Devil". If that's not racist, then I don't know what you would call it (poor me syndrome). I am racist to everyone who want to live off the system or push drugs and if you are just trash (those who want someone else to pay them). I AM AN AMERICAN, I AM BI-RACIAL, I AM PROUD TO BE WHO I AM AND IF THAT MAKE ME RACIST, THEN I AM RACIST. STICK THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT.
WCTV 1801 Halstead Blvd. Tallahassee, FL 32309
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 119916274 - wctv.tv/a?a=119916274
Gray Television, Inc.