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One Student Arrested After Fight at Eastside High

Greenville County Sheriff's Office responded to help the school resource office with crowd control issues. A second student fled the scene.

Greenville deputies are investigating a fight at an Upstate high school.

On Tuesday afternoon, just before 4 p.m., deputies said a fight among students broke out in the parking lot of Eastside High School.

Greenville County Schools said in a statement Tuesday afternoon that two male students were fighting in the parking lot after school.

Greenville County Sheriff's deputies responded to assist the resource officer with crowd control issues.

One student was arrested and a second fled the scene, according Oby Lyles, a spokesman for the school district.

The incident is under investigation. Lyles said that students involved in the altercation will be suspended, pending consideration of further action.

Jim Hargett September 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Two weeks ago, I was in court awaiting a decision on a slight car accident that was my fault. The judge had to review two officers dealing with a fight at a high school. The judge seemed frustrated at the number involved in the fight, the anxiety of the Greenville police that a riot was in the making. The judge held the girl guilty but much monitored rehabilitation was required. Our law enforcement needs ALL the respect and support we can muster. They have a new generation of angry young people with no leadership at home or anywhere to deal with. When you see them, be supportive, gentle and as compliant as you can. Thanks!

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