UPDATE: Another fight at Louisiana school results in more arrests

Louisiana Crime News

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A fight Friday at the same Louisiana high school where 14 students were arrested a day earlier has resulted in more students facing charges.

Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Sgt. Andy Scoggins. says two groups of teenage girls, ages 14 to 17, were involved in the fight at Southwood High School in Shreveport.

In all, eight people were arrested on charges of disturbing the peace by fighting and each has been released to their parents’ custody.

Friday’s arrests followed the arrests of 14 students, all boys, from the same school who also face disturbing the peace charges.


SHREVEPORT, La. (AP)(September 16, 2021 7:58 p.m.) — More than a dozen students at a Louisiana high school were arrested after a fight Thursday.

Caddo Parish Sheriff Steve Prator said in a news release that it happened about 3 p.m. at Southwood High School.

The school’s resource officer, Cpl. Calvin Williams, responded to a fight and, at one point, called for backup.

At least nine deputies arrived to help. Fourteen students, all boys, were arrested. Each will face a charge of disturbing the peace.

One of them also will be charged with battery for punching the assistant principal. Another student, 18-year-old Devin Welch, faces a charge of resisting an officer and interference with the operation of a school.

He’s being held at the Caddo Correctional Center. The others were released to their parents’ custody.

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