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Violence has once again erupted at a Shreveport high school and this time around, it resulted in over a dozen arrests and an attack on the assistant school principal.

It was yesterday about 3:00 in the afternoon when Caddo Sheriff Corporal Calvin Williams, the Student Resource Officer at Southwood High School, responded to a fight at the campus courtyard in front of the student center.

There were so many students engaged in this all out brawl that Corporal Williams found it necessary to call for backup and at least nine Caddo Sheriffs deputies came to the scene to help.

After the dust settled, a total of fourteen male students were all taken into custody and charged with disturbing the peace. One student was charged with battery of a school teacher for punching the assistant school principal.

Another student, 18-year-old Devin Welch was pepper sprayed and hand-cuffed after he resisted arrest and made threatening statements to Corporal Williams and one of the school’s staff members. He was charged with resisting an officer and interference with the operation of a school.

All students were released to their parents except for Welch who has been booked into Caddo Correctional Center.

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