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Sheriff: 2 charged after fight filmed at Gaffney High

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A screen grab from the fight video that was posted online. (Source: Facebook) A screen grab from the fight video that was posted online. (Source: Facebook)
GAFFNEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A 14-year-old girl is accused of beating up a boy at Gaffney High School on Oct. 8.

The girl faces charges after the incident was caught on tape, according to Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller.

The boy who filmed the assault was also charged, according to Mueller.

The fight broke out on Tuesday in the bus lot behind the school and was later posted online, quickly going viral.

The girl faces charges of third-degree assault and battery and disturbing school, according to Mueller. He said the school resource officer was made aware that the video of the incident was posted on YouTube.

"People continue to make stupid decisions, and they post things like this on social media websites. From law enforcement's standpoint, we take that," said Mueller. "We can use it as evidence and move forward and prosecute cases."

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said the incident started on a bus going from the Copeland Learning Center back to Gaffney High. They said the female threatened the male on the bus and attempted to start a fight.

They said she continued to verbally assault the victim and then physically attacked him when they got off the bus.

The girl hit the victim several times in the face and then spit in his face, according to a release from the sheriff's office. They said the victim did not fight back.

Deputies said another teen tried to break up the fight and the suspect spit on him and struck him as well.

The student who videotaped the incident was also charged with one count of disturbing schools, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies said he contributed to the disturbance of the school by using a loud voice to encourage the assault.

Both suspects were released to their legal guardians, deputies said.

Cherokee County School District Superintendent Quincie Moore said they are handling the incident and will punish those involved based on the district's discipline code.

"I hope that our schools aren't judged on the particular incident because it's a very unfortunate incident," said Moore. "But we are going to take care of it."

Mueller said the guardians of all of the students involved in the fight have been contacted and the students interviewed.

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