Posted on August 20, 2022

At Least 16 Rome High School Students Arrested After 3 Days of Brawls

WSBTV, August 19, 2022

At least 16 Rome High School students have been arrested after a series of brawls broke out at the school this week.

The school is now canceling pep rallies and increasing police presence at the school ahead of three football games this weekend.

Six juveniles were arrested after a fight Tuesday morning, Rome police said. They were all charged with battery, according to Rome police.

On Wednesday, five more students were arrested. Two were charged with battery, one was charged with making terroristic threats, one was charged with obstruction and one was charged with party to the crime of battery.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington obtained video of a group of teens screaming and throwing fists and chairs during the latest fight, which broke out Thursday in the lunch room. Several of the teens were girls.

Five more students were arrested after that fight, police said.


Rome City Schools isn’t the only district trying to stop violence. Four Clayton County schools postponed the start of their football seasons until Saturday. {snip}