18 potential suspects identified in ‘large fight’ on campus of Vance High School

18 potential suspects identified in ‘large fight’ on campus of Vance High School
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police says school resource officers (SROs) have identified 18 potential suspects after a large fight broke out on the campus of Vance High School Monday afternoon.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police says school resource officers (SROs) have identified 18 potential suspects after a large fight broke out on the campus of Vance High School Monday afternoon.

WBTV’s Coleen Harry spoke to students on campus who said the fight sparked with an argument inside the school. Then students went outside to a courtyard where a fight started.

Students say a security guard broke up the initial fight and another fight started shortly afterward.

SROs began reviewing evidence and have identified 18 potential suspects. Officials are working to determine the appropriate charges for each suspect.

Officials say no injuries were reported as a result of the fight, and no weapons were located.

Harry, who was provided video of the fight, says students texted their parents to come pick them up from school after the fight broke out.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools confirmed the school was placed on lockdown.

Dr. Curtis Caroll, the principal at Vance High School, left a message for parents regarding the fight at the high school.

This is Principal Carroll with an important message. Our school was on lockdown this afternoon due to an incident on campus. Law enforcement investigated the incident. Any student violating the Code of Student Conduct will be disciplined according to the code. Thank you for your support of Vance High.

CMPD says they are working closely with CMS, and officers have increased their presence at and around the school.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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