An 18-year-old student on a bus taking students from East Wake High School bit off part of another female student’s earlobe earlier this month, according to a charge filed by Wake County sheriff’s deputies.
Amber Monay Romero of 750 Bright Creek Way in Raleigh surrendered at the Wake County Detention Center on Thursday night after deputies swore out an arrest warrant on Wednesday.
The warrant charged Romero with assault inflicting serious bodily injury.
The incident happened March 4, when Romero hurt the other student by “biting off a large portion of her right earlobe,” the warrant said.
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Sheriff Donny Harrison said Romero and the other student, Emiyah Lane Brown, 16, were in a fight that began with Brown throwing a lunch bag that struck Romero and escalated to slapping and hair-pulling before the biting happened.
He said the bus was carrying students from East Wake High School on Rolesville Road near Wendell after classes, Harrison said.
Romero was held overnight in lieu of $15,000 bail and scheduled for a court appearance Friday.
County arrest records showed that Romero had been charged with assault and battery when she was 17 in 2014 and arrested about a year ago for missing a court appearance in the case.
She is scheduled for a May 10 court appearance on a different charge of simple affray that Raleigh police filed last year.