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Four Westside High students arrested after fights Tuesday

Four Westside High School students were arrested after two separate fights at the school Tuesday, according to a school news release.

A 16-year-old male student began hitting another 16-year-old male student in the face in a classroom at about 8:30 a.m.

The student who hit the other was later charged with simple battery and disrupting a public school, according to the release.

In a separate incident about three hours later, two arguments between a 15-year-old boy and 16-year old girl escalated into a fight, which also involved a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old, both male students.

The 17- and 18-year-old students were both charged as adults, school officials said Tuesday. According to Bibb County jail records, Frannes Lil’Francko Finell, 17, was charged Tuesday with probation violation-State Court, affray and disrupting public schools. He was later released on a $1,300 bond.

Also charged was Corey Deshawn Jackson, 18, who was still in jail as of early Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records. He has been charged with affray and disrupting public schools.

The female student in the incident was also charged with disrupting a public school after she would not settle down in the office, according to the news release.

The Telegraph is not naming the other two who were charged because they are minors.

“Westside High School has a zero tolerance policy regarding fighting and all students involved in each of incidents were suspended,” the news release stated.

School administrators and campus police handled both incidents, neither of which involved weapons, according to the release.

The incidents at Westside happened just one day after Jacinta Deshazier, 17, was arrested on charges of taking a box cutter to the alternative school at Hutchings Career Center Monday and cutting a 16-year-old student on the left side of her face.

School officials said there is now an increased security presence at the alternative school following the incident.

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