RCSD investigating incident at A.C. Flora HS that injured student
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A fight at AC Flora High School sends a 17-year-old to the hospital with serious injuries and now a 15-year-old girl is facing charges. Deputies are still trying to figure out what led to this violent of a fight, they say the two girls had an ongoing dispute, but student never thought it’d come to this.
Nicolas Martin says he was nervous and scared when his freshman daughter texted him that there had been a fight, and a girl had to be taken to the hospital by an ambulance.
“She said there was a fight and a stabbing and a lot of blood. Just a lot of pandemonium going on,” Nicolas Martin said, a parent of a freshman said.
Words no parent wants to hear when their child is describing their day. Students tell us they were shocked when the fight broke out between the sophomore and the junior.
“I wasn’t expecting that. It was surprising to see that,” R.J. Mobley said, a senior at A.C. Flora.
Richland County deputies say the 17-year-old was rushed to a local hospital after being stabbed. Now, students are rallying behind the high school junior.
“She’ll get well soon. She’s strong though. I know she’ll be okay,” Mobley said.
The stabbing brought up the issue of not having enough School Resource Offers for the thousands of students that attend AC Flora.
“I feel secure that there are officers here but I don’t think that there are enough in a school this size,” Martin said.
“They can’t be everywhere. It’s like thousands of kids and only 2 or three resource officers. They can’t get to every position in school when something happens. To me, they’re outnumbered. But sometimes they do a good job so it’s a 50/50 game with it,” Mobley said.
Martin says he’ll be hugging his daughter a little tighter tonight.
“It’s supposed to be a place where you come and learn but… things have changed,” Martin said. And a school will be praying for a quick recovery.
“She’ll be fine. God’s got her. God’s got her,” Mobley said.
Deputies to give more information on the 15-year-old they have in custody and what charges she faces.