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Two charged in Halifax County High school fight

Two female juveniles involved in a fight that knocked Halifax County High School Principal Albert Randolph to the ground Monday have been charged.

According to South Boston Police Captain B. K. Lovelace, one female high school student has been sent to W.W. Moore Detention Center in Danville.

One student faces a charge of disorderly conduct, while the other is being charged with assault, according to Lovelace.

Charges are pending against two other female students, the captain said noting the investigation is continuing into the incident that occurred shortly after 1 p.m. as students were being dismissed during an early release school day, and students were walking to the bus parking lot. 

According to Principal Randolph, it is believed the fight began when students, three ninth graders and one 11th grader, brought outside issues to the school.

Although no students or administrators were injured in the altercation, the school nurse treated two of the students for minor scrapes and scratches.

Halifax County Public School Superintendent Dr. Merle Herndon said Tuesday the school is following proper procedure pertaining to the discipline for the students.

None of the four students is currently attending the high school, authorities said.

 “We’re following the discipline code, including suspension, or they may be recommended for long-term suspension,” said Randolph.

School board members are expected to decide their fate when they meet for their regular monthly meeting Thursday, Oct. 11.