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.