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11 students arrested after fight breaks out at Taylor County High

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Posted at 10:45 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 10:45:05-04

PERRY, Fla. (WTXL) — Deputies say 11 students have been arrested after a fight broke out at Taylor County High School.

The Taylor County Sheriff's office says that on Friday, May 17, there was an altercation involving multiple students at the media center in Taylor County High School.

Investigators say a prior off-campus incident led to several confrontations during the morning of the fight.

At lunch, several students went to the media center to confront another group of students, which led to a fight between multiple students.

Following an initial investigation, 11 students were arrested and charged with affray, a first degree misdemeanor.

TCSO says the investigation is still ongoing and, depending on the outcome of the facts, more arrests may be made.

“Sheriff Wayne Padgett credits his SRO’s for acting swiftly and proficiently in protecting the safety of the entire student body. He would also like to encourage parents to continue to foster positive behavior and good will towards others. As he has consistently stated in the past, his number one priority is to ensure the safety and the well-being of the student body and the staff in the schools,” stated Captain Jimmy Cash, the public information officer for the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office.