Camden Central High School student charged after altercation with another student

One student is speaking out following an altercation that led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Camden Central High School student.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 11:26 PM

CAMDEN – One student is speaking out following an altercation that led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Camden Central High School student.

16-year-old Katie-Lynn Bourgeois is recovering after an altercation that took place with a fellow Camden Central High School student during school hours.

"My throat hurts a lot when I talk,” said Katie-Lynn, Camden Central High School student. “Feel out of breath, very dizzy sometimes."

Katie-Lynn says while on a lunch break, a group of students went to a McDonald’s across the street when a fight broke out.

“She ripped me around and we were fighting back and forth, just us, and it ended up being me getting trapped into the wall and a bunch of other stuff happened,” Katie-Lynn said. “I got punched in the face several times right here and choked."

"At one-point I’m told from the police that she stopped choking her and went back to it," said Tami Bourgeois, Katie-Lynn’s mother.
Seventeen-year-old Aleighcia Gadwaw, of Annsville, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and criminal obstruction of breathing. Gadwaw was arraigned and issued a restraining order that is only effective when the students are not on school grounds.

"It doesn't count for in school, which makes no sense,” Katie-Lynn said.

"They both have to be in that building, but I’m sure that with the school being aware of it and having uniform presence at the school, we will do our best to ensure that that order of protection is followed."
Tami says she’s considering all of the possibilities of alternative schooling options for Katie-Lynn.

"Because we live so close to the [Altmar-Parish-Williamstown] line, she’s asking me to get her enrolled in APW instead and what not, but she's been going to Camden all along. She's enrolled with Oneida County Boces on top of high school. So I don't know how all that would work out."

We reached out to school officials in the Camden Central School District for a response but have not heard back.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 500677

Reported Deaths: 33435
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Queens766967293
Kings751697390
Bronx553544988
Nassau496632208
Suffolk489982019
Westchester404381470
New York360763195
Rockland17943683
Richmond172521095
Orange13597505
Erie13021713
Monroe7312300
Dutchess5472163
Onondaga5454207
Albany3627136
Broome356683
Oneida2746128
Ulster251895
Niagara2075101
Putnam181263
Sullivan177948
Chemung17433
Schenectady157050
Saratoga134517
Rensselaer109942
Steuben100557
Chautauqua92413
Columbia71038
Ontario66935
Tioga62930
Oswego6274
Tompkins6190
Madison56517
Cortland5470
Greene50518
Cattaraugus5026
Wayne4885
Warren45933
Orleans40654
Otsego4005
St. Lawrence3994
Cayuga3972
Chenango3977
Herkimer39410
Genesee3885
Fulton36224
Washington33614
Allegany3081
Livingston3058
Montgomery2684
Clinton2465
Jefferson2070
Essex1980
Wyoming1885
Delaware1777
Seneca1433
Lewis1270
Schuyler1260
Yates1237
Schoharie1110
Franklin800
Hamilton170
Unassigned019
Utica
Overcast
40° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 40°
Oneonta
Scattered Clouds
36° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 31°
Feels Like: 36°
Herkimer
Overcast
40° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 32°
Feels Like: 40°
Thendara
Overcast
40° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 40°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Click here to learn more about A Healthier Mohawk Valley
VOTE OCTOBER 22-30
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve
WKTV Golf Card - Under 150 left