ANDREWS — A dozen juveniles have been charged with aggravated assault following an Aug. 22 fight at Andrews High School.
At about 3:35 p.m. on Aug. 22, during school dismissal at Andrews High School, a large fight broke out between students, according to an Aug. 24 Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office report.
There were 13 students involved in a fight in the parking lot between Andrews High and Rosemary Middle School, Kristi Kibler, director of communications for Georgetown County School District, stated in an email.
“Initially, two Andrews High students engaged in a fight. Onlookers then joined the fight. School Resource Officers and staff members on duty in the parking lot intervened and broke up the fight,” Kibler stated.
“Following a joint investigation between school administration and law enforcement, it was determined that all parties were engaged in fighting with one another. School disciplinary action pursuant to the district’s discipline policy was followed and the sheriff’s office charged the students.”
The incident ended quickly and with no serious injuries due to the prompt intervention of school staff and law enforcement.
A total of 12 juveniles have been charged with aggravated assault due to the quantity of assailants versus the two victims, according to the report.
Those charged include five 14-year-olds, three 16-year-olds and four 17-year-olds.
None of those charged were identified due to their juvenile status.
Randal Seyler is the editor of the Georgetown Times and the Myrtle Beach Post and Courier.
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