Fight breaks out at high school, re­quires po­lice re­sponse

The Community Connection - - LOCAL NEWS - By Dig­i­tal First Me­dia staff

LOWER POTTSGROVE >> A fight that broke out at Pottsgrove High School Oct. 24 re­quired a po­lice re­sponse, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

Po­lice said in a re­lease Oct. 24 they were called to the school at 10:41 a.m. for an al­ter­ca­tion among stu­dents that erupted out­side the cafe­te­ria. Lower Pottsgrove Po­lice re­sponded along with Up­per and West Pottsgrove Town­ship Po­lice of­fi­cers.

Al­though po­lice did not iden­tify stu­dents in­volved, po­lice said in a Face­book com­ment on their orig­i­nal post that the fight be­gan when deroga­tory com­ments were ex­changed. A press re­lease from Pottsgrove School Dis­trict said the al­ter­ca­tion in­volved mul­ti­ple stu­dents.

“An al­ter­ca­tion in­volv­ing mul­ti­ple stu­dents es­ca­lated to the point that po­lice were dis­patched to the scene. The tim­ing of the in­ci­dent took place as stu­dents were get­ting off the Western Cen­ter AM bus run and the cafe­te­ria was be­ing dis­missed from lunch,” read the re­lease.

Po­lice and school per­son­nel were able to get the in­ci­dent un­der con­trol.

No se­ri­ous in­juries were re­ported and the par­ents of all stu­dents in­volved have been con­tacted, ac­cord­ing to the school dis­trict.

“The dis­trict will be en­forc­ing our dis­ci­pline code and the po­lice are ad­min­is­ter­ing the nec­es­sary charges. School safety is our num­ber one pri­or­ity,” read the re­lease.

TOM KELLY III — FOR DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

At least 7 po­lice units were on scene at the Pottsgrove High School Oct. 24 af­ter a large al­ter­ca­tion in­side the school.

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