12 arrested after fight at Bladen County school
Authorities say 10 students at West Bladen High School were arrested Monday following a fight at the school where an officer was slightly injured trying to break up the fracas.Posted — Updated
Chief Deputy Phillip Little of the Bladen County Sheriff's Office said the fight broke out before lunch Monday morning at West Bladen High School. A school resource officer suffered minor injuries as he tried to break up the fight.
Little said the fight was between two "loosely organized" groups of students who have clashed before.
A dozen students, half under age 18, were charged with inciting a riot and assault on a government officer, Little said.
School was closed Tuesday. Sheriff's deputies were continuing to investigate the altercation and, Little said, more arrests may result.
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