Two Henderson County Career Academy students have been arrested and charged with assaulting a school employee following an incident at the school Thursday.

One 16-year-old student was charged with one count of assault on a school employee.

At the time of his arrest, he was also charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He was released after posting $2,500 secured bond.

The second 16-year-old student was charged with two counts of assault on a school employee and was released after posting $2,000 secured bond.

The charges were brought following an investigation by the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office and consultation with the District Attorney’s Office.

The teens were two of three boys who accused Only Hope WNC founder and School Board member Michael Absher of purchasing alcohol and allowing them to drink it at his home for homeless youth.

In January, Absher was found not guilty on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and aiding and abetting the possession of alcohol.

During the trial, Absher testified that one of the teens, who lived at the home, was violent, having pinned Absher to the wall several times, along with other similar instances with other youths in the home.

The teen was kicked out of the home after assaulting another teen resident.