11 students arrested after teacher breaks up potential fight in restroom

Smith (Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Smith (Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Walker (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Walker (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Eleven Lower Richland High School students are in hot water after officials say they gathered in a school restroom to fight Wednesday morning.

The gathering was interrupted by a teacher who noticed what was happening around 8 a.m. inside a restroom at Lower Richland High School, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

The students, ranging in age from 14 to 18, ran away but were later identified by the school resource officer using video surveillance equipment.

Abram Walker, 18, Davon Young, 17, and Shakimo Smith, 17, were charged with disturbing schools. Smith was also charged with affray (fighting in a public place). Walker, Young, and Smith were expected be transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.

The eight additional minor students will also be charged for disturbing schools. They were to be released to their parents after hearings in family court.

Sheriff Leon Lott said having a school resource officer on school grounds led to the quick apprehension of those involved. The school districts and the Richland County Sheriff's Department both adhere to a zero tolerance policy for anyone who seeks to commit harmful acts on school grounds, said the sheriff.

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