Warrants issued against 4 teens in Harding High School brawl

- An extremely violent fight broke out Tuesday, May 31, at Harding University High School, with a school administrator caught in the middle.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police confirmed a fight did take place at the school and four warrants have been issued to four students. 

One of the students involved in the fight was expected in court Monday.

Honesty Williams, one of the Harding High School students charged with assault, will be released from jail Monday night, according to Mecklenburg County Magistrate. 

FOX 46 Charlotte was able to confirm at least one 15-year-old and one 16-year-old were involved. 

The school administrator involved, Annette Albright, told FOX 46 Charlotte she is home with a concussion and she will be out of work for some time.

Albright said, "What the clip of video does not show is me being slapped in the face by a 15-year-old female student who had approached me threatening me physical harm because she and a group of students were skipping class and I was called to get them to class."

Albright said the 15-year-old student had recently returned from an alternative school for a violent attack on another student.

"She became upset after I radioed the resource officer for backup because she said, 'I was calling the cops on her brother,'' Albright said.

Albright said this is a problem at CMS, a culture that is forcing great people to leave the school system because the work environment is so hostile and for fear of personal safety.

"Until Ann Clark and other CMS officials take a firm public stand to protect their staff and teachers from these kinds of verbal and physical attacks, these incidents will continue to happen and will only get worse," Albright said.

CMS released the following statement on Wednesday:

"The incident is under investigation and any students found to be involved will be disciplined, according to the Code of Student Conduct. We cannot confirm any identifying information about students, according to board policy and FERPA."

A video of the fight was posted to Facebook, and was viewed hundreds of times before it was taken down.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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