Police investigate teens, parents after fight at church

by: Tina Terry Updated:

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ROCK HILL, S.C. —

The York County Sheriff's Office is investigating two Rock Hill parents who are accused of bringing a group of teenagers to a church parking lot for a fight.

The incident happened Monday and supposedly started on Facebook.

William Belschner said he dropped his 14-year-old son off and watched as he fought a 13-year-old.

The mother of the 13-year-old and several teenage friends were also at the church watching.

Belschner claimed the 13-year-old wasn't fighting fair, so he got out of his truck and started waving his gun in the air. He said then the 13-year-old and a group of teenagers attacked him, but he managed to get away.

Belschner said he got into his truck and rammed into the other parent's car before speeding away.

Belschner was arrested and charged with injury to property. The 13-year-old was charged with injury to property for hitting Belschner's car with a crutch.

Belschner told Eyewitness News he feels the teens who beat him up should also have been charged, but he admitted he made a big mistake.

"No, that was wrong," he said. "That was totally wrong. I don't encourage anybody to do that."

The mother of the 13-year-old told Channel 9 she didn't bring her son to the fight, but showed up because she heard her son was going against her will.

Police have not said if more charges will be filed.