Richmond County school safety Lt. Richard Roundtree said the fight started at about 1:15 p.m. near the school's lunchroom when two girls confronted one another. He said four other female students jumped into the fight, and a mother of one of the girls who was present at the time also joined in.
He said all of the students were at least 17 years old and are being booked at the Richmond County jail. He said the mother, who also is headed to jail, had checked in with the school's front office but wandered off to where the students were.
As for the mother's involvement, he said, "They (students) emulate the behavior they see."