Nydia Powell-Hicks
Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Photo: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Mom accused of pulling gun on students after high school basketball game

A mother and a 15-year-old Lithia Springs High School student were arrested last week after an argument following a high school basketball game turned violent.

The teen is accused of using a Taser on another student, prompting the woman to pull out a weapon in front of other children, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The incident took place last Tuesday in a parking lot outside the Lithia Springs gym after a game against Maynard Jackson High. 

The Lithia High student allegedly used a Taser on a Maynard Jackson student, who is also minor, the Douglas County School System confirmed. The teen girl faces a count of aggravated assault and carrying a weapon in a school zone and is being charged as a juvenile.

The adult, 42-year-old Nydia Powell-Hicks, is facing six counts of aggravated assault and carrying a weapon in a school zone for her alleged involvement.

“School Resource Officers and off-duty officers providing security for the event quickly responded and intervened,” the school district said in a statement. “The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating the incident.”

A spokeswoman said the district would “not tolerate violence of any kind on any of our campuses.” Any student found guilty of violating the student code of conduct could face disciplinary action, she said.

Powell-Hicks was booked into the Douglas County Jail on Jan. 7 and released the following day on $25,000 bond. The school district told Channel 2 Action News that she has been banned from the county’s schools.

The sheriff’s office also arrested 17-year-old Angeleito Marlin Powell on a misdemeanor obstruction charge. According to online jail records, he was released from jail on a $2,000 bond.

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