CHESTER, SC (WBTV) - A fight at a high school landed three teenage girls behind bars and four more are now in the juvenile justice system.
According to a Chester County Sheriff's report, officers were called to Chester High School Tuesday morning for a fight at the high school.
School officials say administrators and the school safety officer followed proper procedures both during and after the fight. An assistant principal called sheriff's deputies.
"There was a coordinated effort by school administrators, a teacher and our SSO (school security officer) to take control of this situation as quickly as possible," Principal Martin Tiller said. "I appreciate the efforts of these individuals to follow our normal protocol for such incidents and for their work to keep students safe."
No students were transported to the hospital and no weapons were involved, according to school officials.
Deputies say the fight stemmed from an incident the day before in the school's cafeteria.
Three teenage girls, all 17, were arrested in the incident. A 16-year-old, 15-year-old and two 14-year-old were referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The school did not comment on the disciplinary actions for the students, saying they are confidential and cannot be shared.