ROCK HILL — Two eighth-grade girls started fighting in a Saluda Trail Middle School classroom Thursday after one of the students tripped over the other student's feet and then kicked the girl, according to a Rock Hill police report.
Police charged the girls, age 13 and 14, with disturbing schools and released them to their parents.
The girls were pulling each others hair and fighting on the floor when the school resource officer was called to the classroom, the report states.
The officer, along with the eight grade principal and another employee, had difficulty separating the girls during the scuffle, according to the report.
One student was handcuffed during the ordeal.
Initially the school resource officer only placed the restraint on one of the girls’ right wrist but she was “actively resisting,” the report states.
“She was still attempting to pull away, so she was escorted to the ground where a cuff was then placed on her left wrist,” according to report details.
The substitute teacher in the classroom told police that he tried to separate the girls when the fight began, stepping in between them to diffuse the situation. One of the girls reached around the teacher, the report states, and hit the other student.
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