5 students arrested in fight

Published 1:57 pm Friday, September 26, 2008

Five students at Canton High School have been arrested following a fight that police say sent one student and a teacher to the hospital.

Police detained 25 students after the fight.

Canton Police Chief Robert Winn says the fight, which started about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, left one student and a teacher with minor injuries.

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One student was arrested for simple assault and two others for disruptive behavior. Another student was arrested for drugs and another for carrying a concealed weapon.

Canton Public School District spokeswoman Beverly Luckett says a knife was not used in the fight, but was later found by police.

School officials say 20 students face disciplinary hearings.