NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Five people have been charged in connection with a large fight that happened Tuesday afternoon in the front lobby area of R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston.
Kapree Gadsden, 21, Khayla Rochelle Connolly-Middleton, 22, Timoya Rashaada-Thompson, 18, and two juveniles were all charged. School officials say the two juveniles are students at the school.
The three adults are facing charges of disturbing schools. Thompson also is charged with third degree assault and battery. The two minors were released to their parents on charges of third degree assault and battery.
Officers responded to Stall High School just after 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday when they received a call for help on the school radio in reference to a disturbance in the lobby area. Officers and school administrators broke up fights and separated all parties involved.
Video of the incident shows a chaotic scene with an officer attempting to break up the fights and at least one person being handcuffed against a wall. The victim had a swollen lip and a small cut on her face, according to the incident report.
In court, Thompson told the judge her sister was assaulted at the school last Friday.
“An altercation happened. They actually put hands on her so we went to pick her up at school,” Thompson said.
Municipal Court Judge Mel Coleman had some advice for the women.
“I just can’t think of any reason for ya’ll to be there. I mean we’re all concerned about the school safety. But if you worried about your sister being assaulted, the proper channel to go through would be call the police or to call the administrators," Coleman said.
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