More than 15 students charged after several fights at Rome High School

Rome High School
Rome High School
Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 12:09 PM EDT
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ROME, Ga. (CBS46) - More than a dozen students are facing charges after several fights this week at a high school in North Georgia.

According to Rome Assistant Police Chief Debbie Burnett, “Over the past several days, our officers have responded to a few fights at Rome High School. There have been approximately 20 charges made, but some were the same students. So probably 17 or so students have been charged with some being charged more than once. Most have been charged with battery or party to the crime of battery. This was not a large brawl, but rather scattered out over a few days.”

This comes after a group of students were pepper-sprayed by SROs to regain control after a fight “intensified” at Cedar Grove High School in DeKalb County.

Rome PD officials say most of the students have been charged with Battery or Party to the Crime of Battery.