Several South Pointe High students were arrested after the teens, believed to be members of the Weezy Glo and Gangster Disciples gangs, fought Friday at the school, police say.
Two groups were “saying things to each other” before the fight broke out prior to classes, according to a Rock Hill Police report.
Six people were arrested in relation to the fight at the school, the report states. Another teen was arrested later at a nearby home. All those arrested at the school were South Pointe High students under age 17, according to Rock Hill Police.
All were charged with disorderly conduct, police reported.
“That type of behavior is not tolerated at our schools,” said Elaine Baker, spokeswoman for the Rock Hill school district.
Baker said the students involved in the fight at the school will be disciplined. Baker also said the Rock Hill school district cannot be held responsible for what happens outside its school grounds.
None of the students required medical treatment at the school.
When reached for comment Friday, one of the victims, a 15-year-old, reported a head injury from being bitten. Another victim said he was bitten in his ribs. Others said they were stomped and punched repeatedly.
“Somebody hit me and we just started fighting,” said the 15-year-old victim who was bitten in the head.
Police reported that “multiple subjects” joined the fight. The 15-year-old victim said he and his friend were trying to help each other but were outnumbered.
Later on Friday, the fighting continued at 330 Blanche Circle, where several men fought with the victims, according to a police report. A 15-year-old male was found and arrested Friday at a Haile Street house, police reported.
The Herald was unable to reach South Pointe Principal Al Leonard for comment.