Man, 11 stu­dents ar­rested af­ter fight at school

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Joe Mario Ped­er­sen

A large fight broke out Thurs­day af­ter­noon among stu­dents in a Vo­lu­sia County high school, lead­ing to the ar­rests of 11 stu­dents and one man, ac­cord­ing to the Vo­lu­sia County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice.

The fight erupted in the cafe­te­ria of At­lantic High School in Port Orange among 11 boys due to another fight that took place Wed­nes­day night at the court­yard of Sun­set Oaks apart­ment complex near the school, VCSO said.

A school re­source of­fi­cer called VCSO for backup af­ter learn­ing about the pos­si­bil­ity of a fight ear­lier that day.

Deputies as well as po­lice of­fi­cers of Port Orange and South Day­tona de­part­ments were on cam­pus when the fights started and helped break up the vi­o­lence.

A third fight broke out while the stu­dents were be­ing held in the dis­ci­plinary of­fice of the school.

Eleven ju­ve­niles were charged with dis­rup­tion of a school func­tion as well as a mis­de­meanor, and two were ad­di­tion­ally charged with pro­ba­tion vi­o­la­tions re­sult­ing from the fights.

A man was ar­rested for al­legedly bring­ing brass knuck­les onto the cam­pus. He told deputies he did so be­cause one of the stu­dents in­volved in the Wed­nes­day fight was his brother.

Ex­tra law en­force­ment will be on cam­pus Fri­day night dur­ing a school bas­ket­ball game.

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