2 teens charged after fight in Stratford High School gym

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Two students at Stratford High School are facing charges following a fight which occurred in the high school gym on Wednesday.

Goose Creek Police officers responded to the gym at the school around 11:45 a.m. after receiving reports of a scuffle.

Once on the scene, police said they observed a group of staff members attempting to calm a male student who was using profanity and trying to get free from the faculty's hold.

As police cuffed the teen and tried to move him out of the gym, he began cursing and tried to approach another male student inside the gym, according to the police report.

During a subsequent examination by the school nurse, police said that the student they handcuffed was suffering from several cuts on the back of his head, which he said were a result of falling to the floor during the scuffle between him and the other student in the gym.

Police then recovered the other student from the altercation in the gym, and escorted him to the discipline office, the report states.

Both students' mothers were called and informed that their sons would face charges, police said.

The report states that the student that was handcuffed first was charged with disturbing school and will have to appear in Berkeley County Family Court.

The second student was arrested and charged with 3rd degree assault and battery.  He was booked into the Berkeley County Detention Center under a $1,092 bond and is set to appear in court on April 28.

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