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Deputies: 11 students arrested after brawl at Flagler County school

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A brawl at a Flagler County school led to the arrest of nearly a dozen students on Monday.

Flagler County deputies said it happened around 1 p.m. Monday at Matanzas High School.

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Deputies said three students were arrested on felony charges.

The other eight students deputies said were involved could face misdemeanor charges.

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The sheriff’s office said in a statement that it commends the school resource officers for quickly getting the situation under control before anyone was seriously hurt.

“The lack of respect demonstrated by these students is simply shameful,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “But actions have consequences. Parents, be the Sheriff in your home and teach your kids the importance of respecting teachers, staff, and deputies. Teach them how to handle disagreements and that fighting only leads to more violence.”

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.

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