Charles County Sheriff’s Office: Student involved with fight clubs robbed, assaulted

CHARLES COUNTY, Md. (DC News Now) — The Charles County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) said two students assaulted another one on March 19. Deputies said that the attackers believed the victim had winnings from a campus “fight club.”

CCSO said that administrators at Maurice McDonough High School let a school resource officer know of an assault and robbery that happened inside a bathroom during school hours.

Video of Charles County middle school staff member allowing fight under investigation

A preliminary investigation revealed that the student was in the bathroom when two other students came in, assaulted that student and went through their pockets looking for cash. When they found none, they stole the victim’s cell phone instead.

CCSO said the students had purposely targeted the victim because they thought the victim had cash due to winning pre-arranged fights at a “fight club” on campus.

CCSO said that in students arrange these fights and place bets on the outcome.

The student resource officer worked with the Charles County State’s Attorney’s Office and charged the two students with second-degree assault and robbery. CCSO said the students will also receive punishments from Charles County Public Schools.

The case was still being investigated. Anyone with information about this or other fight clubs is asked to call (301) 609-3282 ext. 0504.

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