Civil protection orders dismissed
By Jane Beathard
Graduation is behind them and now, hopefully, so is the friction that led two former London High School seniors to seek civil protection orders against each other in recent months.
On Friday, the family of LHS graduate Arron Thompson, 18, 1975 Deer Run Lane, London, formally dismissed a request for a permanent civil protection order against fellow graduate Desaree Long, also 18, of 62 Garfield Ave., London, during a hearing in Madison County Common Pleas Court.
Long dismissed a request for a similar order against Thompson on June 19 in the county’s juvenile court. Thompson was 17 at that time.
Juvenile judge Glenn Hamilton granted Long a temporary protection order against Thompson in April after the woman alleged Thompson attempted to ram her car in the high school parking lot. That order effectively suspended Thompson for the remainder of the school year, although Hamilton allowed both to participate in June 3 graduation ceremonies.
On June 7, Judge Robert D. Nichols denied a similar request by Mrs. Thompson after the woman accused Long of following her son to local restaurants in order to force more trouble. Nichols said Mrs. Thompson’s accusation did not involve a threat of physical harm.
However, Nichols allowed the woman to move forward with her request for a permanent protection order. Friday’s brief hearing appeared to put an end to both that effort and the intra-class dispute.