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Grovetown High Student Accused of Sexual Battery on School Bus; Same Teen Yelled ‘I’m a School Shooter’ in Hallway Last Year


   A Grovetown High School student has been arrested for a sexual battery against a female classmate that occurred on a school bus, authorities said.

   DeVonta Toudle, 18, was charged Thursday with sexual battery and false imprisonment.

   The 18-year-old victim said her bus was taking students home from tutoring on Oct. 29 when Toudle picked her up from her seat and laid her onto her back on a neighboring seat.

   “DeVonta then proceeded to spread her legs open by grabbing her inner thigh and pushing outward,” a sheriff’s report says. “When he stopped pushing her legs apart, (she) tried getting up but DeVonta wouldn’t let her and kept blocking her into the seat until it was her stop to get off the bus.”

   The girl’s friend and another student witnessed the incident, which took place on the back of the school bus, the report says. The girl reported the incident on Nov. 14, about two weeks after it occurred.

   A judge issued the warrant, leading to Toudle’s arrest last week. The report was released Monday.

   Toudle is the same student arrested a year ago for walking through the halls of Grovetown High School yelling “I’m a school shooter, I’m a school shooter.” He just completed first-offender status for that charge.

   Also, he was given probation under first-offender status in Richmond County for a series of 2018 charges involving theft by taking, entering an automobile to commit theft and theft by receiving stolen property. He was 17 at the time.

For more crime news, pick up the latest edition of The Jail Report, sold in local gas stations for $1.75.   


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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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