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8 Students Arrested After School Brawl

Posted January 23, 2007 12:15 p.m. EST

— Eight students were arrested Tuesday morning following a large fight in the parking lot outside Southwest Edgecombe High School, authorities said.

Terrance Miller, 17, Travis Worsley, 17, Chris Edmondson, 16, Brandon Worsley, 16, Montrell Whitehead, 16, Terrell Battle, 16, and two 15-year-olds are charged with disorderly conduct, inciting a riot, failure to disperse and simple affray, authorities said. Miller also was charged with assault on a government official.

As students were getting off the buses shortly before 8 a.m., a fight broke out in the parking lot, authorities said. The students involved in the melee were taken to the school office, and a second fight involving several students started in the hall near the office, authorities said.

Several deputies from the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Officer were called to the school to help restore order.

No major injuries were reported from the two fights, authorities said.

The incident remains under investigation, and more students could be charged, authorities said.