14 students arrested after fight at Louisiana school

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Posted at 6:26 PM, Sep 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-16 19:26:24-04

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — More than a dozen students at a Louisiana high school were arrested after a fight Thursday.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said in a news release that it happened about 3 P.M. at Southwood High School.

The school's resource officer, Cpl. Calvin Williams, responded to a fight and, at one point, called for backup.

At least nine deputies arrived to help.

Fourteen students, all boys, were arrested.

Each will face a charge of disturbing the peace.

One of them also will be charged with battery for punching the assistant principal. Another student, 18-year-old Devin Welch, faces a charge of resisting an officer and interference with the operation of a school.

He's being held at the Caddo Correctional Center. The others were released to their parents' custody.

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