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Five South Gwinnett Students, Two From Loganville, Arrested for Fighting

The students, two of them juveniles, face battery and disruption of a public school charges for fighting at school.

A fight in the halls of South Gwinnett High School just before the Thanksgiving break resulted in the arrest of five students, two of them juveniles.

According to Gwinnett County Police records, Reginald Anthony Hensley, 18, of 1699 Temple Johnson Road, Loganville, and Michael Edward Shields, 17,  1977 Emerson Circle, Snellville, were charged with battery and disruption of a public school. Marquavis Cooper, 3509 Brushy Ford Road, Loganville, 18, was charged with disruption of a public school. Two other students, juveniles, faced similar charges.

According to Jorge Quintana, director of media relations for Gwinnett County Public Schools, the altercation took place in a hallway during class change at South Gwinnet High on Friday, Nov. 16. Some students were arrested that same day. Hensley was picked up and charged on Nov. 26.

“According to the officer's investigation, the fight began when one student was approached as he was coming out of class. It is believed the students had a history of arguments,” Quintana said. “Five students were arrested and face disciplinary action.”

Quintana said three students sustained injuries, two of them bystanders who assisted teachers in breaking up the fight.

“Remember that this happened during class change, which is a busy time of day in the hallway,” Quintana said.

Cooper bonded out on Nov. 16 on $2,600 bond and Hensley remained in Gwinnett County Detention Center on Nov. 28 pending payment of a $2,600 bond. Shields, however, is being held without bond for another agency.

This story originated on Loganville-Grayson Patch.

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