As officers arrived at the scene, they observed a large crowd of students who had gathered to watch the fight. After forcing their way through those students, police cleared out the hallway and sent them back to their classes.
The first student involved in the fight stated that she was having problems with the other student and received messages on Facebook from her a day earlier in which the other student said she wanted to fight.
The first student further stated that she, too, wanted to fight and that it was a “mutual combat” between them.
Police officers then spoke to the second student, who stated that the other student came up to her and started fighting. However, the second student reportedly did not want to talk to police and did not finish her statement in reference to what took place.
Both students were charged with affray and disrupting of a public school. They were then released to their parents due to them being juveniles.
In another incident, Georgia State Patrol (GSP) responded to a one-vehicle accident that occurred Thursday at around 9:30 p.m. on Highway 18 West and involved a deputy of the Pike County Sheriff’s Office who was responding to a call.
According to Maj. Doug Morris, with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, Dep. Gregory Zimmerman was traveling west on Highway 18, leaving the city limits of Zebulon when the accident happened.
No details were available on Friday afternoon as to what had caused the accident. However, Morris said that Zimmerman was taken to the Atlanta Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Zimmerman has since been released from the hospital, Morris said.