RALEIGH — Police say a series of school fights that ended with the arrests of six Enloe High School students on Thursday were gang-related.
Two students received minor injuries as a result of the fights, which began Thursday morning outside the school building near the media center entry, according to a letter sent to parents by Enloe Principal Beth Cochran.
In the letter, Cochran said that about 15 students were involved in the altercation. Police said about 30 students were involved, either by fighting or encouraging the fighters.
A school resource officer and faculty broke up the fight, Cochran wrote. Their actions, and the response by Raleigh police officers, allowed school officials to avoid locking down the school, said Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue.
The six students detained by the school resource officer all live in Raleigh, court records show.
They were each charged with misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct. They are Devonte Lamar Young, 16, of 3758 Burton Barn Road; Lamont Wade, 17, of 2229 Sheffield Road; Frank Marsh, 18, of 4208 Old Poole Road; Altirus Gentry, 16, of 2245 Lockwood Folly Lane, and Zollie Leroy Jones Jr., 18, of 302 Colleton Road.
Police say they also expect to seek juvenile petitions against an undetermined number of students under the age of 16.
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