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Sumter deputies investigate fight involving students at Lakewood High School

LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT FIGHT-LINDA FRIERSON-FACEBOOK

SUMTER, S.C. (WACH) - A social media video has become viral following a fight outside of Lakewood High School.

Several parents contacted WACH about a video that spread like wildfire across the internet.

According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Department, deputies are investigating a fight at the school that involved eight students.

The fight reportedly happened Feb. 20 in the school parking lot.

Deputies say charges could be filed as early as Tuesday morning.

The Sumter School District issued a statement in response to the video:

On February 20, eight students were involved in altercations at Lakewood High School after the student parking lot had cleared of general traffic. School officials were not made aware of the altercations until the evening of February 22 when a student reported a link that was posted on social media of the second altercation. The investigation ensued on February 23, and the students involved will face disciplinary action in accordance with the Sumter School District Code of Conduct.
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