Student hospitalized after being in fight with pocket knife at metro high school, district says

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — A student is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after getting into a fight at a Roswell high school Tuesday afternoon, according to Fulton County Schools.

District representatives say two students got into a fight at Centennial High School and one of them had a pocket knife.

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Administrators and school police officers intervened and one student was taken to the hospital. It is unclear if the hospitalized student is the one who had a knife.

Centennial High School Principal Keynun Campbell sent a message to parents that read, in part,

I want to assure you that Centennial High School is a safe school. Unfortunately, sometimes students still make poor choices in how to resolve peer to peer conflict, which is why our practice at Centennial is to have administrators and teachers assigned to supervise students in the morning, during lunch and during afternoon dismissal. Additionally, please know that during every class change we have teachers and administrators positioned throughout the school to ensure that students move through the hallways and to their classes in an organized and calm manner. When disruptions occur, we handle them immediately. In addition, please remind students that contraband such as pocket knives, tasers, pepper spray etc. have no place in school, any student found in possession of one will be assigned the appropriate consequence in line with the Fulton County Code of Conduct.

—  Principal Keynun Campbell

District officials add that this incident will be pursued as a criminal offense.

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