City councilman involved in scuffle with student

Indiana State Police have been asked to investigate a possible battery involving a Columbus City Councilman.

Councilman Frank Jerome was working as a substitute teacher at Columbus North High School  on Friday April 13th, when there was an altercation involving a student and a cell phone, according to a Columbus police report. School officials say that the substitute, Jerome,  was trying to retrieve a cell phone, when he grabbed a student’s arm and the student fell from the chair. No one was injured.

Bartholomew Consolidated School say that Jerome was sent home and will no longer be used as a substitute. A school resource officer documented the incident and the city police have forwarded their information on to the state police for an investigation to avoid any conflict of interest.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the state police said he does not have any information yet about the incident.

Columbus Police Department report