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Halifax County High School fights keep officials busy

South Boston Police responded to Halifax County High School for four fights Friday, according to South Boston Police Captain B. K. Lovelace.

Three fights erupted at the start of the day, and a fourth occurred shortly after noon, Lovelace said.

No one was injured in the four incidents, according to school and police authorities.

At about 8:20 a.m. police officers responded to three separate fights at the high school that involved female and male juveniles, Lovelace said.

Three female juveniles were involved in the first altercation, and authorities used pepper spray on the females involved in order to stop the fight, the captain said.

Charges for disorderly conduct are pending against each of the three juveniles, he added.

In the second incident, six male juveniles were involved in an altercation.

“All subjects refused to disperse and disengage in fighting,” Lovelace said, adding, charges for disorderly conduct and curse and abuse are pending against these subjects.

The third incident involved three male juveniles engaged in an altercation.

Charges for disorderly conduct are pending against the three males, and one has been charged with assault, Lovelace said.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. South Boston Police officers again responded to the high school for another incident involving two male juveniles fighting.

According to Officer J.C. Berry’s police report, one male juvenile attempted to initiate the fight with another juvenile, who did not attempt to fight back. 

Charges are pending against the male juvenile who initiated the fight, Lovelace said.

Deputy Superintendent Larry Clark said Friday the high school was locked down for 25 minutes from 8:50 to 9:15 a.m.

Police remained on the scene throughout the day Friday, authorities said.