Heritage High Student Has Concussion, 23 Stitches After Bathroom Fight At School Caught On Video

Friday, December 14, 2018

A student at Heritage High School was injured in a bathroom fight with another student at the school on Thursday morning. The student had a concussion and required 23 stitches.

Catoosa County Sheriff Gary Sisk said the student who hit the other student was charged with aggravated battery.

The fight was caught on camera at the school and it became public and went viral.

Principal Ronnie Bradford said, "Basically, two of our students had exchanged obscene gestures on Wednesday afternoon in the school parking lot.

The next morning they agreed to meet in the bathroom to settle the issue and invited their friends to come and watch them fight. The video shows what happened in the bathroom with one student hitting the other student.

"I became aware of the incident immediately when the injured student was brought to me by another student reporting that he had fallen in the restroom and hurt himself. We treated the student with the injury in our nurse's station and called his grandmother to come and get him to take him to the hospital for treatment.

"After investigating we discovered that the student had not been injured in a fall as he had reported. We used the school camera system to identify witnesses and determine what had happened. The incident was reported to our School Resource Officer who started to investigate further yesterday afternoon. Yesterday afternoon we also became aware of the video taken of the incident and social media posts of the video.

"The student who threw the punch was disciplined based on the Catoosa County Schools Student Code of Conduct."


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