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Juveniles arrested at Arnold Middle School following fight

Two students no older than 15 were arrested Wednesday at Arnold Middle School for fighting each other in the school's cafeteria, Columbus police said.

The 15-year-old and 11-year-old were charged with disrupting a public school. They have also been suspended for their behavior, which they conducted between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m., records show.

A school employee said that once she saw a student using a cellphone to film in the cafeteria, she knew something out of the ordinary was happening, police said in a report.

Shortly afterwards, she discovered the two students in a physical altercation she was told stemmed from issues the two had with one another last Friday, officers said. The problem escalated after the 15-year-old noticed an offensive Facebook status the 11-year-old allegedly posted about her, according to a statement a witness gave police.

That's allegedly when the teen initiated the fight with the young girl, which led the 11-year-old to fight her back, police said in a report.

A Columbus police officer who was serving as school security at the time responded to the incident Wednesday at about 8:38 a.m.

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