Six female students at West Hall High School have been suspended and face criminal charges following a fight on the school’s campus.
According to officials with the Hall County School District and Hall County Sheriff’s Office, each student will be charged as juveniles with affray. All are 16 years old or younger.
According to a school district press release, a fight erupted following a “brief verbal exchange among the six students, who had entered the crosswalk area in front of the school to board buses."
School administrators, faculty and resource officers stopped the fight “within minutes,” according to the release.
During the process, one of the girls “intentionally struck the officer in the face,” according to the Sheriff’s Office, and faces the additional charge of felony obstruction.
Another girl struck a school official “intentionally several times in the chest,” and faces the additional charge of simple battery, a misdemeanor, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
“All six girls were released into the custody of (their) parents, with a complaint pending in juvenile court,” according to the Sheriff’s Office.