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Fights break out at James Island Charter High School

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Shortly before 8 Thursday morning, Charleston Police responded to James Island Charter High School in reference to a large altercation happening in the court yard.

Seven students were detained for fighting and charged with disturbing school.  Three of the students are juveniles and were released to their parents, pending a family court date. 

The other four students, including Sam Chavis, 18, and Jordan Deontez Coaxum-Richardson, 18, were turned over to CPD and taken to Charleston County Detention Center.

According to witness statements and security footage, the fight started between Chavis and Coaxum-Richardson and escalated when the other students joined in the fight to assist their friends.

All of the offenders were examined by the school nurse and there were no serious injuries beyond scraps and bruises.  All of the offenders' parents were notified of the incident.


Police responded to a different altercation at James Island Charter High School Wednesday at 12:50 p.m. According to the incident report, Tiffany Samone Roper, 18, and Ashley Edna Green, 18, were trying to engage an unidentified third party into an argument, but he continued to avoid the situation.  Roper and Green were charged with disturbing school and were taken to Charleston County Detention Center.

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