Fight caught on camera leads to charge against Dooly Co. footbal - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Fight caught on camera leads to charge against Dooly Co. football player

A fight between two Dooly County High School football players was caught on camera. (Source: Vienna Police) A fight between two Dooly County High School football players was caught on camera. (Source: Vienna Police)
Police said it happened on school property after football practice. (Source: WALB) Police said it happened on school property after football practice. (Source: WALB)
Other football players broke the fight up. (Source: WALB) Other football players broke the fight up. (Source: WALB)
Vienna Police Chief Cozie Ray said Wednesday that his officers responded to Dooly County High School. (Source: WALB) Vienna Police Chief Cozie Ray said Wednesday that his officers responded to Dooly County High School. (Source: WALB)
VIENNA, GA (WALB) -

A fight between two Dooly County High School football players was caught on camera Tuesday night.

Police said it happened on school property after football practice.

On Wednesday, Vienna Police Chief Cozie Ray said that his officers responded on Tuesday in reference to a fight.

Ray released video of the fight, that police said was between a 16-year-old football player whose name can't be released, and another football player, Jabaris Hicks, 17, who can be seen wearing a blue shirt in the video.

It is unclear who made the video.

"The juvenile called over Mr. Hicks to show him something on his cell phone," Ray explained about what is shown in the video. "Mr. Hicks was then struck in the head area, knocked to the ground and at that point in time, the aggressor then just continued to wail on him."

WATCH: Police release video of Dooly Co. football players in fight

Other football players broke the fight up.

EMS checked Hicks out, but Ray said they did not take him to the hospital.

Police charged the juvenile, who has not been arrested, with battery. Ray said he turned the case over to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

According to Ray, his investigation shows what could have led to the fight.

"The juvenile and Mr. Hicks possibly had ties with the same girl," he said.

Ray said the juvenile did not show up to school on Wednesday.

As of around noon Wednesday, Ray said he was working to get surveillance video from the school.

A court date will be set for the juvenile's charges to be brought in front of a judge.

Dooly County Schools Superintendent Celeta Thomas released this statement Thursday regarding the fight:

"The district is taking the appropriate and adequate steps to resolve this situation as we are committed to equipping our students with the skills required to resolve their conflicts peacefully and maintaining a focus on academic achievement."

Because the student is a juvenile, the school can't release its exact disciplinary action.

However, the school's Code of Conduct states that fighting or battery results in a minimum of five days of out of school suspension, if it is the student's first offense.

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved.

Keep up with WALB on the go! 
Follow us on social  
   and download our apps!

Powered by Frankly