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4 Teens Charged In School Fight

Posted September 25, 2007 4:05 p.m. EDT
Updated September 25, 2007 4:53 p.m. EDT

— Four students were arrested and charged Tuesday following a fight at Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville.

Luis Angel DeJesus, 17, of 206 Wapiti Drive in Spring Lake, allegedly spit on a school official after being told multiple times to go to class, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said. A fight broke out while he was being escorted to the principal's office.

Three other teens, who witnessed the confrontation, began to threaten an assistant principal. Four additional school officials, who are also coaches at the school, were assaulted while trying to bring the situation under control, authorities said. They received medical attention for wounds they suffered in the attack.

DeJesus was charged with assault on a school official, inciting a riot and resisting arrest. He was in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $1,500 bond Tuesday afternoon.

Anthony Dranell Dickerson, 16, and Davon Demtrice Nowell, 16, both of 206 Wapiti Drive in Spring Lake, and Michael Pinkney Draper, 17, of 204 Village Drive in Fayetteville, were each charged with inciting a riot and resisting arrest.

All three were expected to appear in court Oct. 2.