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Student, teacher charged after fight at Ridge View High School

Updated: May. 31, 2019 at 3:24 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Officials with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department has announced the arrest of a teacher and student in connection with an incident that occurred at Ridge View High School on May 28.

Karon Mack Wilson Jr., 36, was charged with third-degree assault and battery and breach of peace.

Wilson Jr. voluntarily turned himself into the Alvin S. Glen Detention Center.

The 15-year-old student was also been charged with third-degree assault and battery and breach of peace. He will go before family court for his charges.

According to officials, an investigation into the incident revealed that both parties did engage in a mutual fight in the classroom.

His attorney stated in court, “It’s clear to me after viewing the video, and to all of those who watched the video with me, that Karon was acting in self-defense, At one point, he spun around to try to get away from this student and the student continued to pursue him throwing punches. He clearly in my estimation was acting in self-defense.”

Wilson went through a diversion program and later had his charges expunged.

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