WALDORF, Md. - According to the Charles County Sheriffs Office, there was a large and disruptive fight among students at Thomas Stone High School in Waldorf Thursday morning. The mob fight was instigated when two teenage males began fighting.
On Thursday, April 19 at 9:15 a.m., Charles County Sheriffs Officer R. Anderson, the juvenile resource officer for Thomas Stone High School, located at 3785 Leonardtown Road in Waldorf, responded to a fight in the hallway between classes. A large group of male and female students were fighting. Officer Anderson and school officials spent about eight minutes attempting to disband the crowd and stop the fighting.
An investigation revealed two students, Jharvae Augustine Simmons, 18, of Waldorf and a 17-year-old White Plains boy, began fighting. During the fight, two vice principals were assaulted. Nine male students and nine female students, ranging in age from 15 to 17, then began fighting.
Simmons and the 17-year-old he fought with are being charged with three counts of second-degree assault and with affray. Simmons was charged as an adult and was released from the Charles County Detention Center on his own recognizance.
The 18 other students are being charged with disrupting school activities.
Additional officers monitored the school and bus stop areas that afternoon and the following morning to ensure no further disruption.