BY BRUCE BRANUM
The Greenville Standard
On Friday, Dec. 1, around 7:30 a.m., just before the start of school, a fight broke out at the student drop off entrance of Greenville High.
The schools staff acted immediately to break up the fight and managed to separate the students involved. The school contacted law enforcement to investigate the incident. It was then learned, through investigation that the incident stemmed from another altercation which had taken place the night before at the Dunbar Recreation Center in Greenville.
Several juveniles and at least three adults were involved in the fight at that location. Officers were called to that disturbance, but found that all those involved had already left before law enforcement arrived.
Investigators combined the two incidents and processed evidence from both scenes including taking statements and confiscating video of each incident. Greenville Police Department investigators worked throughout the day to properly charge those involved.
“We have now arrested a total of 12 individuals that were found to be involved in one or both fights,” said Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn, and he added, “There were two adults charged with Disorderly Conduct that were involved in the fight at the Dunbar Recreation Center.
“Their names are Capricia Jackson and Walter Jackson, both from Greenville. Seven juveniles were also charged with Disorderly Conduct from the fight at the Dunbar Recreation Center.”
There were a total of ten juveniles arrested that were involved in the fight at the Greenville High School.
Seven of those ten were the same ones involved in the Dunbar Recreation Center fight.
Charges for the ten juveniles from the GHS ranged from Disorderly Conduct, Harassment, to Assault 3rd. The ages of the students ranged from 15-17 years old.
One juvenile involved in the fight at the high school did receive treatment for a cut to the facial area. Lovorn said, “The Greenville Police Department and the City of Greenville has a zero tolerance for fighting at city or school events.
“This puts not only those involved but everyone around them at risk. We will make every effort to fully investigate and charge those who act in this manner in order to keep our city safe. Please contact the Greenville Police Department at 334-382-7461 if you witness this type of activity or have any concerns.”