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6 Newark High students arrested after fight at school

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines



Six Newark High students were arrested after a fight there Monday, and police are seeking more information about it.

The first fight broke out about 2:10 p.m. Tuesday at the high school on East Delaware Avenue, a police report said.

Officers were already at the school to monitor dismissal, the report said.

When officers attempted to break up the fight, additional fights began in the same area., the report said.

About a dozen Newark police officers were called to the scene for additional help.

The arrested students, ages 14-17, were taken to the Newark Police headquarters. They were all released to a parent and will appear in Family Court at a later date, the report said.

The students face charges of resisting arrest and/or disorderly conduct, the report said.

There were no injuries sustained during the incident, nor were any weapons involved, according to Newark Police.

The department is asking anyone with information about the fights to contact Cpl. A. Pagnotti at (302) 366-7100 x 3406 or [email protected].

Efforts were unsuccessful to contact school officials for more information.


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