Six female students charged after assault in Georgetown Co. high school

Six female students charged after assault in Georgetown Co. high school
Breonna Holmes

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Deputies have filed charges against six Carvers Bay High School students after the alleged assault of a 15-year-old girl in the school’s hallway on Monday.

The students, who are all females, have been charged with assault and third-degree assault and battery by mob, according to a news release from the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

One of those students, 17-year-old Breonna Holmes, of Hemingway, was transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center on Thursday where she was held until posting bond. Deputies say the other suspects are being treated as juveniles.

The assault, which was captured on video and circulated on social media, led to an investigation by the GCSO.

The victim, suspects and a witness told deputies that around noon on Monday, the six suspects confronted the victim about a statement she made “about having to fight one of the suspects if said suspect did not leave her alone,” a GCSO incident report states.

Deputies say the victim had two scratches on her face and was seen by a school nurse.

On Thursday, the GCSO announced that a total of six teens have been charged after another video began circulating on social media showing several young men assaulting a man in the Andrews area of Georgetown County.

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