COLUMBIA, S.C. — Three teenagers have been arrested for their role in a fight that halted a high school football game at Spring Valley High School last Friday night.
Richland County Sheriff's Deputies said Monday that the three 17-year-olds were charged with affray (fighting in public) and released back to their parents. Deputies say the three were not students at any school in Richland School District Two.
The incident took place on September 9 at Spring Valley's game against Ridge View high School during the third quarter of the game, Richland School District Two said. According to deputies, the fight broke out in the concessions area of the stadium. At the time, there was a large crowd of people.
Deputies who were at the game worked to get the crowd under control and more officers responded to the scene to help in that effort. People who were there were told to leave the stadium.
While most of the crowd left, officers said one juvenile refused to go and continued to assault others. That juvenile was tasered.
Officers add there is no evidence that gunshots were fired at any time.
In addition to the charges, none of the three teens will be allowed onto the property of any Richland Two school in the future.