Five CHS students taken into custody after argument escalates, knife pulled
Something posted on a social networking site on the Internet resulted in a disagreement at Cairo High School and five young girls in police custody on Tuesday. One will likely be charged with bringing a knife to school.
A group of girls started arguing during lunch break, but school Principal David McCurry said several male faculty members intervened before the incident could grow out of control. “It was pretty much stopped as soon as it was started. They didn’t really have a chance for anything to happen, because they noticed one girl had a knife in her hand,” McCurry said.
The knife, according to Cairo Police Chief Keith Sandefur, was a large kitchen knife that is now in police custody.
Grady County School Resource Officer Duke Donalson was at the school when the incident happened and called for police backup. Late Tuesday, Donalson said charges of disruption of a public school were pending against all five juveniles. The girl who had the knife has a second charge, possession of a weapon at a public school, pending against her. Donalson said it appeared the argument among the girls stemmed from an item posted on Facebook, a social website on the Internet.
The girls were still being questioned by Cairo Police early Tuesday evening.