Juveniles charged after altercation on Matanzas High School campus
This story was updated at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28 to correct the time and location of the fight. It was originally reported, incorrectly, that the fight happened after a football game.
Flagler County Sheriff's deputies were called to back up School Resource deputies who were breaking up a fight on campus on Friday, Aug. 24, according to a news release by the FCSO.
A 15-year-old male was charged with misdemeanors of disrupting a school function and resisting an officer without violence after fighting in the courtyard and refusing law enforcement's orders to stop. Another juvenile was charged with simple assault.
All three were each given an opportunity by the deputy to enter a deferral justice program. Two agreed and went home with a parent, and one went to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
“It is unfortunate that these youths make decisions that caused their arrests,” Sheriff Rick Staly said in a release. “We will not tolerate this behavior in our schools. ”