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Police Tracking Increase of Student Fights at Rome High School Three Weeks into the New School Year

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ROME, GA- Additional fights are being reported at Rome High School, including a brawl during lunch Thursday that remains under investigation.

Students and parents are sharing cellphone videos yet again, this time showing the fight between three young women.

Assistant Chief of Police Debbie Burnett says officers continue to sort out the details and will be filing additional charges.

At least 11 students already have been charged this week following similar brawls at the high school. One fight led to five arrests; a second one ended with six arrests.

Charges have included battery, terroristic threats, and obstruction.

Several students, age 17, have been booked into the Floyd County Jail following these arrests at the high school.

Burnett says so far this year, officers "have seen an increase in student fights. Some are carryovers and it seems some are for attention-getting or school disruption. Some may even be for social media hits."

The fights follow a series of escalating safety concerns at Rome High soon after classes began on July 29.

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