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7 students arrested for fighting at St. James High

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Seven students have been taken into custody for fighting at St. James High. The incident does not involve bullying, said Teal Harding with Horry County Schools.

According to Horry County police, the following students were arrested:

Walter Crum, 18, was charged with disturbing schools.

Colin Thomas, 18, was charged with disturbing schools.

Dylan Giles, 17, was charged with disturbing schools and third-degree assault and battery.

Tyler Giles, 17, was charged with disturbing schools and third-degree assault and battery.

Joshua Large, 18, was charged with disturbing schools.

Cody Toomer, 18, was charged with disturbing schools.

Taysha Woodard, 17, was charged with disturbing schools.

The commotion happened after a basketball game Tuesday, December 2, near the lobby area of the school.

The seven students from St. James High exchanged comments with two students from Conway High, according to Horry County police. 

"The situation escalated into an assault when the St. James students assaulted the Conway High students in front of the crowd. All of the St. James students, ranging in age from 17 to 18, have been taken into custody and are detained at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center," said Lt. Raul Denis, public information officer.

The incident happened around 9 p.m., which likely would have been after the game.

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