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      Bond set for those involved in Sumter High altercation

      Press Conference at Sumter High School
      SUMTER (WACH) -- Bond hearings for the seven adult suspects who were arrested for the altercation at Sumter High School were held today.

      Hakeem Legrant, 17, was charged with three counts assault and battery-3rd degree and disturbing schools. His bond was set at $2,575.

      Willie Green, 17, was charged with three counts assault and battery-3rd degree and disturbing schools. His bond was set at $2,575. The other 5 men were also charged with disturbing schools.

      Police and School officials say a fight that broke out between several students at Sumter High school may have resulted from a situation that happened over the weekend.

      They also say a smaller altercation between some of the students involved was also reported Monday by a school resource officer.

      There are a larger than usual number of officials on the campus today as a precaution.

      Sumter Police say the fight broke out early Tuesday morning in the cafeteria.

      They say there were no serious injuries reported or weapons involved.

      14 arrests were made after the fight. Seven of the students are considered adults because they are between 17-19 years old. The students were charged with disturbing schools. Three of those involved have also been charged with assault and battery-3rd degree and another faces an additional charge of resisting arrest.

      The seven adult suspects are being held at the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center where they will face a bond hearing.

      School Resource Officers and administration personnel attempted to separate the students. Additional officers from the Sumter Police Department and the Sumter County Sheriff??s Office responded to the school.

      The school was temporarily placed on lockdown until the situation was resolved.

      Approximately 400-500 students had checked out of Sumter High School due to the scare.

      The school continued running on its normal schedule and no one was seriously injured.

      Several parents have reached out to WACH Fox citing Social Media reports that say a student was stabbed in the eye and that there are people with guns hiding in the school.

      A spokesperson with the Sumter Police Department said that no one was stabbed in the eye but one student suffered an injury near the eye from the fight.

      Police also say there were no weapons used in the fight and there are no guns or anyone with guns hiding in the school.

      "The information being spread on Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets are just rumors," said Tonyia McGrit with the Sumter Police Department .

      WACH will provide more information once it becomes available.