As of Monday, January 14, 2013
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ALBANY, Ga. — Dougherty County School officials say that a Monday morning fight that triggered a lockdown at Albany High School was near school grounds and could be seen from the school.
School system police asked for Albany Police Department assistance in breaking up a fight that reportedly involved multiple people.
DCSS Public Information Director R.D. Harter said he was not sure if the fight reached the school's campus. Early reports say the brawl began near Lipsey Drive, about a block away from the school.
APD spokeswoman Phyllis Whitley-Banks issued the following statement Monday: "The altercation that occurred this morning at approximately 8:39 a.m. took place in the back parking lot on the campus of Albany High School. By the time APD officers arrived, no one was at the scene and school police took over. Any further information will have to be obtained from the Dougherty County School Police Department."