Several Cobb County students arrested following cafeteria brawl

Many students told Channel 2's Tom Regan they took notice of the extra police presence at their school following Monday's violent skirmish.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Police arrested several students in Cobb County for brawling in their school cafeteria.

One student who spoke with Channel 2’s Tom Regan said that Kennesaw Mountain High School is usually a very calm learning environment.%

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The student said she had been stunned by the huge fight that broke out in the cafeteria Monday morning.

“This is probably the worst fight in a long time,” student Faith Apollonio told Regan.

Many students told Regan they had noticed the extra police presence at their school following Monday’s violent skirmish in the school cafeteria.

Some told him the dispute between two groups had begun at the football game on Friday night and re-ignited as students were about to go to class on Monday.


“Everyone just started getting up on top of each other,” student Efron Garcia said.

“It was pretty big. They were moving to different areas. A big group of people running around,” student Daniel Alvizo told Regan.

Some students tried to break up the fight. They said it began when one teen punched another in the face.

“I saw a bunch of people running out from the courtyard. I heard commotion and I saw everyone jump on top of each other. I saw one guy get nailed in the jaw. He was out cold," Apollonio said.

“A bunch of guys went up to another guy and just started wailing on him. One thing led to another and it turned into a mosh pit,” student Matt Schaefer told Regan.

“When I got there, they were arresting people. I saw a group of people getting arrested,” Apollonio said.

School resource police arrested seven students. Three of them were juveniles, and four of them were adults over age 18.

A school official told Regan that school safety is the top priority and behavior like this will not be tolerated.