Marion County

9 students arrested, 13 suspended after several fights at Ocala middle school

OCALA, Fla. — Nine Marion County students were arrested, and 13 suspended, after several fights at Fort King Middle School.

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The Marion County school district said the fights broke out Wednesday.

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There were a lot of threats made on social media, and they boiled over at school.

Photos: 9 students arrested, 13 suspended after several fights at Ocala middle school

There were extra Ocala police officers on campus Thursday, and they’ll be present next week too.

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The school’s principal sent a message home to families, encouraging parents to talk about the importance of making positive choices.

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