23 arrested after fight at Jefferson County High sends 1 to hospital

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 6:21 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2022 at 8:38 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A large student fight Wednesday led to a lockdown and multiple arrests at Jefferson County High School.

The school district said law enforcement was contacted around 11:30 a.m. The school resource officer requested assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

“Charges will be filed on those involved,” the district said in a statement.

On Wednesday, eleven students under age 17 and 10 older students were taken into custody and transported to Jefferson County Jail, according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say a 16-year-old student was transported by emergency medical crews to Jefferson Hospital for treatment. He’s been released.

Two more students, including the one sent to the hospital, have also been arrested.

Officials did not release the names and charges of the students.

The motive is still under investigation. Investigators say more arrests may be coming.

The fight happened the same day as a series of hoax calls about fake attacks swept South Carolina school districts.