14 arrested after fight at Sumter High School

cwinston@thestate.comMarch 18, 2014 

— Fourteen Sumter High School students were arrested this morning following a fight in the school’s cafeteria.

The students were taken into custody and charged with disturbing schools, according to a release from the Sumter Police Department. Other charges may follow. No weapons were involved and only minor injuries resulted.

Tonyia McGirt with the Sumter Police Department said one student received a minor injury to the eye area.

Seven of the students will be charged as adults as they are between 17 and 19 years old, McGirt said. The other seven are juveniles.

Police responded to the school shortly after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after a fight began between students.

School Resource Officers and administration personnel attempted to break up the fight, along with additional officers both with the Sumter Police and the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. The school was temporarily placed on lockdown.

McGirt said the incident may have stemmed from an incident over the weekend between young people at a local park.

The names of the students charged as adults were released Tuesday night:

- D’Quawn Richardson, 18 (DOB: 5/14/95), of 315 Pinson St., disturbing schools

- Randy Shaw, 17 (DOB: 11/21/96) of 206 Montreat St., disturbing schools

- Herbert Benjamin, 17 (DOB: 12/26/96), of 1016 Rye St., disturbing schools

- Khalil Anderson, 19 (DOB: 2/10/95) of 141 Carolina Ave., disturbing schools

- Reginald Hastie-Sutton, 17 (DOB: 12/3/96) of 214 Oakland Ave., disturbing schools

- Willie Green, 17, (DOB: 4/19/96) of 1850 Roche Road, disturbing schools, assault and battery-3rd degree

- Hakeem Legrant, 17 (DOB: 1/19/97) of 438 Robney Drive, disturbing schools, three counts assault and battery-3rd degree 3rd degree

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