Crime Watch 8

3 Southport HS students arrested after video of attack surfaces

3 Southport HS students arrested after video of attack surfaces

News 8 Daybreak at 7

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Three Southport High School students were arrested Friday after an attack on another student in a school bathroom.

The attack happened Friday, according to Perry Township Schools, which called school police to investigate.

The three students were arrested and removed from the property, and on Friday an expulsion process was underway, the district said.

The students who witnessed the attack and recorded it will also be disciplined, the district said.

The victim declined treatment, according to the district.

Full statement from Perry Township Schools:

Friday afternoon, Perry Township Schools learned of a video that captured one student being attacked in a bathroom by his peers. As soon as administrators were made aware of the video, Perry Township School Police were called to investigate. The three students who carried out the attack have been arrested and removed from the property. The expulsion process has been put in place. The other students who witnessed and recorded the attack will be disciplined, as well.

Student safety is the top priority of Perry Township Schools, and we are committed to maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. Violent acts of this nature will not be tolerated.

Perry Township Schools


2 Columbus police officers arrested, facing charges of misconduct, ghost employment

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Two Columbus police officers have been arrested on multiple charges including official misconduct and ghost employment.

According to Indiana State Police, Dan Meister and Ron May were arrested for allegedly working off-duty security jobs while also working on duty with the Columbus Police Department. An investigation into the officers began in November 2018 after a request was made by the Columbus Police Department.

Lt. Dan Meister and Sgt. Ron May allegedly worked overlapping shifts for both the police department and Columbus Regional Hospital between February 2015 and August 2018. The officers were paid by CPD and the hospital for the same hours worked on multiple occasions.

Meister had overlapped hours on 52 different occasions and May overlapped on 62 occasions, investigators say.

The investigation was turned over to a special prosecutor and arrest warrants were issued for the men on Friday. They were arrested Friday afternoon without incident and taken to the Bartholomew County Jail, police say.

Both officers are facing charges of official misconduct, ghost employment and theft.

May and Meister are expected to face initial hearings soon.

Information about how long they have worked with CPD was not immediately available.