Shooting, Other Incidents at Campbell High

The shooting occurred after school hours and did not involve students.

Last week wasn't a good one at Campbell High School, according to Cobb County criminal warrants.

There was an on-campus shooting March 3. And at least one student was arrested Thursday, Friday and Saturday in connection with unrelated incidents.

The shooting did not take place on a school day and did not involve students. Sometime between 6:50 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. March 3, Javier Solis of Marietta pulled out a semiautomatic handgun and fired one round in the direction of Hilmer Quintanilla, authorities wrote in a warrant. He also punched Quintanilla in the face, which caused his right cheek bone to swell. Solis was arrested March 5 on charges of aggravated assault, simple battery and possession of weapon or explosive compound in or near a school, school function or school bus. He was released the next day.

Records also show that:

  • Eriq Jamal Williams was arrested Thursday in connection with a fight with another student. He faces a misdemeanor affray charge.
  • Brianna Christine Porter was arrested Friday on a charge of terroristic threats after authorities said she threatened to "beat ... down" a male student if he snitched on her.
  • And Derek Demeilus West was arrested Saturday, just days after an administrator found a pill bottle that had the odor of marijuana in his backpack and a razor blade in one of his side pockets. He faces a charge of possession of weapon or explosive compound in or near a school, school function or school bus.

With the exception of Porter, who is being held in lieu of $5,000 bond, the students have been released.

Plank March 13, 2013 at 09:00 AM
You should probably look a little closer at TCHB's comment. They state that while some good things are happening, there are also bad things happening too, and that it would be wrong not to report on it. Just like any high school, there are great things happening and there are not-so-great things happening. Stop focusing on how "bad" it will be for the elementary schoolers and focus instead on the the new opportunities for tutoring and mentorship that were not found at Brown. Focus on the more central location for a good chunk of the students that will attend there. Focus on the fact that the new school stands poised to implement the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program, especially because it sends students to the only IB Middle Years Program in the district and sits directly behind the only IB Diploma Program in the district (one that has a 95%+ pass rate, might I add). Yes, students smoke illegal substances. No, this is not good. But focusing on the bad instead of the good only leads to false assumptions being made that negatively affect the school's public image.
Sylvia Beach March 13, 2013 at 02:23 PM
You don't have to build a new school to improve the programs offered in an existing school. That was the worst place to put that elementary school. Not just because it sits next to a high school but because that area won't be able to handle the increased traffic that will result.
Lissa M. March 15, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Notice Mr. P is silient on the residency status of both Mr. Solis & Mr. Quantilla. Speaks volumes! Ms. Martinez
Noah March 15, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Lissa M, not sure I'm following you. Care to clarify?
LJF March 17, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I bet if you go thru the last year worth of articles you will find that the majority of them slam Campbell High School. I agree with Mrs. Suddeth and disagree with you that she was disrespectful or that she attacked anyone personally. Because of articles like this one, from the Patch and the MDJ, Campbell suffers from unfairly being given a bad reputation. These kinds of things (and worse) happen at other schools as well. The only difference is that they don't end up in the papers all the time. There are a lot of great kids that attend CHS. For the ones that fall thru the cracks...lets blame their parents and not the school. Its not their responsibility to raise our kids. Also, as far as the athletic programs at CHS..If Smyrna residents would be loyal to their community HS...a high school many of them attended and quit moving to other schools because of Campbells reputation..our programs would not be in the state that they are in. Lets remember anyway....our kids education is more important than their athletisism or winning.


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