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Superintendent: 17 students suspended for fight at Wynne HS

WYNNE, AR (KAIT) - A new statement has been issued by the superintendent of the Wynne School District following a fight on the high school campus last week.

Superintendent Carl Easley said Tuesday, in part, that as a result of an investigation into the fight 17 students have been suspended "for a period of not less than 6 days and not more than 10 days."

"The school system didn't handle it at all, we haven't even heard from our school district to be exact," said Paris Riley, who has nieces and nephews at Wynne High School. 

Twelve students were initially arrested on September 27 when the fight broke out. There is no word on if charges will be filed against any of the juveniles at this time.

Here is Easley's full statement:

On Friday, September 27, 2014, a fight took place on the campus of Wynne High School. Due to the number of students involved, the school resource officer called for assistance from the Wynne Police Department and the Cross County Sherriff's Department.

As a result of the fighting, 12 students were arrested on Friday. On Monday, the high school administration reviewed video evidence and interviewed students involved. As a result of their investigation, 17 students have been suspended from school for a period of not less than 6 days and not more than 10 days.

The majority of parents of the students involved have been very supportive of the High School administration, as well as disappointed in their children's behavior. The Wynne School District will continue to love, teach, and discipline our students as well as look for ways to increase school safety and resolve conflicts before they result in incidents like Friday.

Carl Easley

Superintendent

"It's a touchy situation because if the school can't tell us how they are going to protect once they're there, we don't know," Riley said. 

Easley refused to go on camera with any media outlet. Region 8 News reached out to several parents about this incident but they did not feel comfortable going on camera. 

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