GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) — Multiple juveniles were pepper sprayed during a fight by a school resource officer on Friday night, according to a Guilford County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Around 9 p.m., two juveniles got in a fight at a Southern Guilford High School football game.
As deputies from the GCSO were making their way toward the fight, a large crowd quickly formed around the two juveniles.
The school resource officer assigned to SGHS was trying to separate the two when a third person started fighting.
The SRO used pepper spray on the juveniles when they didn’t stop fighting after the SRO had told them to stop, the release says.
The fight ended, and the crowd broke up.
Everyone involved in the fight was a juvenile. No injuries were reported as a result of the pepper spray, but both juveniles reported minor injuries related to the fight.
No other injuries were reported.
Because the people involved were juveniles, Guilford County deputies cannot release any further information about the investigation, its outcome or any juvenile court action that may be taken.
The GCSO provides a law enforcement presence at all Guilford County Schools high school football games.
GCS shared the following statement with FOX8 on Monday afternoon:
On Friday night, students were involved in an altercation at the Southern Guilford High School football game. The Guilford County Sherriff’s Office is investigating the incident. The safety of our students is a top priority for Guilford County Schools.
It is important to note that our schools are a microcosm of what is happening in our communities. We know that mental health challenges have increased drastically across the state and nation because of the pandemic. Our schools are not immune.
As a community, we must come together to rally behind and support our students, teachers, and staff. GCS has implemented additional mental health support options for students with parent permission, in addition to the support of counselors and social workers.
Finally, we want to reiterate what we have been saying all along. We want to stress to everyone in our community that if you see something, say something. Our Let’s Talk Portal is available for anyone in our community to report and you have the option to report anonymously.