Ten NHS students arrested after fight

Published 12:03 am Saturday, September 9, 2017

NATCHEZ — Natchez police arrested 10 students Friday afternoon following a fight at Natchez High School.

Two of the 10 students are 18 years old and being charged as adults for disorderly conduct (disturbing the peace).

The remaining eight students, who are as young as 15, were charged with disorderly conduct (disturbing the peace). Their charges will be handled in the Adams County Youth Court.

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Natchez Police Department Capt. Scott Frye said all 10 charged were booked and released. Frye said all 10 students are male.

Frye said during lunchtime 10 students were fighting in the courtyard of the school. Frye said by the time officers arrived, several students had been detained in the office by school staff but some students were still outside fighting.

Frye said officers got the scene under control and arrested 10 students.

Natchez High School Principal Tony Fields confirmed an incident occurred.

“My staff and students did a great job in controlling the situation, and we’re really thankful for law enforcement,” Fields said.

Frye said police did not report any serious injuries. Frye said officers did not know why the fight occurred.

Richard Buck, 18, 1250 Daisy St., and Jadarrius McKnight, 18, 500 W. Stiers Lane, were each charged with disorderly conduct (disturbing the peace).

The charges against the two 18-year-olds are misdemeanors. The penalty is up to a $500 fine or up to six months in county jail.