Bullock County Schools Investigating Fight that Caused Lockdown


By Brittany Bivins

Several students have been suspended from a PIke County school, following a fight that left the school in lockdown for about 20 minutes, according to school officials. It happened Thursday morning at South Highlands Middle School when six students began fighting just before classes started.

Bullock County Superintenent Keith Stewart says the fight was a continuation of an argument the students had the day before on the way home from school. Initally, Stewart says, there was concern of gang violence because all of the students were wearing black undershirts. Sheriff's officials later confirmed that was because they all played for South Highlands' football team, according to Stewart.

One student reported a bloody nose, but did not need medical treatment, say school officials. No other injuries were reported, and the fight was quickly broken up by school personnel.

The students have been temporarily suspended from school while the administration determines whether they will be expelled or sent to an alternative school.