DECATUR — Police said two 18-year-old women were arrested Thursday after an Eisenhower High School student said they punched and kicked her during lunch on Jan. 3. 

A signed Decatur police affidavit said that between noon and 1 p.m. that day the student said she got into an argument with one of the 18-year-olds, and the other punched her in the back of the head.

The student fell to the ground and was punched and kicked by the other two, the affidavit said. Other people were involved in the incident, the affidavit said, one of whom is a juvenile the attacked student named. The student was treated for injuries at HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, the affidavit said. 

The affidavit did not specify if the two 18-year-olds who were arrested were Eisenhower students. The Decatur School District did not immediately return a request for comment. 

During an investigation by Eisenhower staff, the affidavit said, two videos of the fight were found posted on Facebook. Another one was found in which one of the women admitted to punching the student during the fight, the affidavit said. 

Both women face preliminary charges of aggravated battery at a school and mob action, which are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office.

Both were released from the Macon County Jail on Friday after posting $10,000 bond. 

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