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Police: Del Valle student hit, scratched teacher trying to break up fight

Police say 18-year-old Octavia Hicks hit and scratched a teacher at Del Valle High School who was trying to break up a fight between her and another female student. (Photo: Austin Police Department)

A teenager is facing charges after police say she hit and a scratched a teacher at Del Valle High School who was trying to break up a fight between the suspect and another female student.

According to an affidavit, 18-year-old Octavia Hicks was fighting with another girl on Tuesday afternoon when a female teacher stepped in to stop it.

The teacher told police as she attempted to pull the other girl away from Hicks, the suspect kept attacking the girl. The teacher also says Hicks struck her and scratched her chest.

A school resource officer on the campus says the scratches on the teacher's chest ran down from the middle of her chest to under her arm, and appeared to have been made by four fingers of someone's right hand.

Hicks is charged with assault on a public servant.

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