Two students were charged with disorderly conduct after a fight during which a teacher was assaulted, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Officers were called to a fight at South Aiken High School at about 4 p.m. on Aug. 20, according to an incident report.

An assistant principal told officers he saw the two suspects, both 15, “square off with each other as if to fight.”

As suspect No. 2 turned to walk away, suspect No. 1 threw a punch but missed, police said.

Suspect No. 1 then struck suspect No. 2, and they began to actively fight, police said.

The assistant principal said he grabbed suspect No. 2 around the waist in an attempt to separate them, but suspect No. 1 then struck the assistant principal on the back and in the back of the head, police said.

The employee and student fell to the ground, at which point several other employees tried to gain control of suspect No. 1, who was still kicking at suspect No. 2.

Each student was charged with disorderly conduct and released to their parents.

Suspect No. 1 was also charged with third-degree assault and battery.

Police: Teacher hit while breaking up fight