School Fight Leads to Investigation

3-27-06 - A fight at Ardmore’s middle school last week has turned into a police investigation. Authorities say the incident is not gang related, but they are trying to figure out what happened last Friday.

Officials say a scuffle broke out in the hall Friday morning during a class switch between the victim and six other boys. There were teachers who were able to break it up, but the fight resumed not long after.

The students surrounded the boy and kicked and punched him. The boys involved in the fight have been suspended until a more thorough investigation is conducted.

Officials say they are not used to seeing incidents like this, but will make sure those involved are punished. Police say the office of Juvenile Affairs will decide whether charges will be filed against the boys.