15 arrested after fight at Jefferson County High School

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 23:33:34-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Jefferson County High School is on lockdown after a large fight broke out among students Thursday morning.

Jefferson County Superintendent Marianne Arbulu said the fight happened around 8:30 a.m. outside the cafeteria.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office sent seven deputies to the school to stop the fight. Deputies say they made 15 arrests in the incident.

Of all the arrests, 13 were juveniles and two were adult students. The superintendent says some of the students involved are members of the school's football team.

Those students have been identified as Deandre Parker and Moya Peters, who are both 18. They were booked into jail on a $500 bond.

Deputies say everyone was charged with disruption of a school function, which is a misdemeanor. Thankfully, no one was significantly injured. 

The school was temporarily placed on lock down. Arbulu says they called in extra security from the Sheriff’s Office and that student movement was monitored and limited.

She says that the administration did the best they could to respond to the incident and says they will deal with the students accordingly. 

"We are working to create a new normal and students have different coping abilities," said Arbulu. "Even though we've made good changes, there's been some pushback."

It is still unclear what started the fight.

The Sheriff's Office is still investigating the incident. They say there may be additional charges filed pending investigation. 

An open house planned for Thursday at 6 p.m. is still set to go forward as planned. 

We've reached out to the school's football coach for comment and are waiting to hear back.