Students Charged With Affray

Two Johnston County high school students are facing criminal charges following an affray on school grounds on Friday.

The incident was reported in a hallway at West Johnston High School on Raleigh Road near Benson.

A school resource officer assigned to the school reportedly saw two students engage in a fight. The officer immediately broke up the altercation.

Sixteen year-old Joseph Benjamin Chacon and a 14 year-old juvenile were charged with simple affray.  The juvenile was charged on a juvenile petition. Because the student was under age 16 their name was not released.

Chacon was released on a $500 bond pending an appearance in Johnston County District Court.  No injuries were reported and no other students were involved.