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Posted: September 7, 2010 12:40 p.m.

Fights break out following Friday football game

Incident may be gang-related

Two fights occurred Friday night near Sharp Stadium following the Newton and Eastside High schools football game, one of which may have been gang-related, Covington police reported today.

Police were called about 9:30 p.m. Officers arrived and spoke with a Newton student, who told them he had been assaulted by a group of males.

The student was kicked and punched repeatedly, according to reports, and sustained minor cuts and bruising. The student's mother drove him to Newton Medical Center for treatment and observation since he is a hemophiliac.

About an hour later, officers were called to the same area of Newton Drive and Mill Street in reference to another fight. Dispatchers told officers that a large group of juveniles was chasing another juvenile male down Newton Drive toward the YMCA.

The area was quiet when police arrived.

A bit later the officers were stopped by a woman who said that her juvenile daughter and a male friend had been involved in the fight and were victims.

The girl told officers that a group of males caught up with her and her friend and someone in the group hit her friend in the face. She told officers that she turned around to see who had hit him and when she did she was struck as well. 
 

Her friend ran away, and the group went after him, according to the report. When they caught up with him, one of the group held him while another struck him. She said that he got loose and began running again. Officers spoke with another witness who concurred with her story. They also located the male victim who also concurred.

According to police reports, all victims were white males and all aggressors were black males who identified themselves as "CBT."

According to police Capt. Craig Treadwell, detectives and Newton County School System officials are working together to find the people responsible for the assaults.

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