A student at Owego Free Academy was arrested following a lunchtime incident at the high school.

The Owego Apalachin Central School District released a statement late Sunday afternoon about Friday's arrest.

The statement from school superintendent Corey Green said the action happened in the lobby during a lunch period.

According to the statement, "the school resource officer intervened in an altercation between high school students. The incident ended with a student being arrested" by the officer.

The school resource officer is contracted to work with the district.

The statement said the district "will continue to cooperate with the Owego Police Department as this incident is a police matter."

The district also is conducting its own investigation. The statement did not indicate the charge filed against the student or what happened after the arrest.

The school district released the statement after comments were posted about the incident on social media sites.

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