11 face charges over brawl, separate fight at Huntington HS

11 face charges over brawl, separate fight at Huntington HS
(Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
(Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Authorities are trying to determine what sparked a brawl and a separate, unrelated fight Tuesday afternoon at Huntington High School in Shreveport that resulted in 11 youths facing charges.

A brawl broke out in one wing of Huntington High about 12:45 p.m. Now 7 Huntington High students and 2 juveniles from their neighborhood each faces a charge of disturbing the peace by fighting. Each of the 2 juveniles also faces a charge of trespassing.

Two middle school students, both girls, are being released to their parents after being charged with disturbing the peace by fighting. about 1:15 p.m., Caddo School District spokesman William Strother said.

In both cases, Strother said, the fighting was stopped when school staffers and student resource officers got involved and pulled the participants apart.

Neither fight resulted in any serious injuries; nor was anyone taken to a hospital.

"I am grateful no innocent students or innocent staff were seriously injured," Strother said. "But, again, this is something that is very serious and very important. And there will be consequences for that because, and I reiterate this, our main concern and priority is the safety and welfare of our students and of our staff."

Shreveport police Cpl. Breck Scott says the brawl is believed to have broken out when those involved confronted each other over a post on social media. The origin and nature of that post has not yet been confirmed.

Strother said the reasons for both fights are not yet known and remain the subject of ongoing investigations.

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