CRETE | Police said Thursday that one additional student is likely to face a case in juvenile court related to a series of four brawls that occurred in recent days at Crete-Monee High School.
Investigators obtained security video from the high school and will spend the coming days reviewing it in detail. Police Chief James Paoletti said the additional case involves a student who kicked a teacher who was trying to break up a fight.
The chief said a petition to seek juvenile charges against the student has been filed in Will County Court.
One other student who got into a fight while armed with a padlock also is facing a case in the juvenile court system, while another student, Damaria Sutton, 18, of Park Forest, was charged as an adult with unlawful use of a weapon on school grounds. Police said a knife was found in her possession by school staff who broke up a fight in which she was involved.
Two other incidents occurred, but Paoletti said it has not been determined if they were connected.
Paoletti said Crete police will have extra officers at the high school in coming days, but added he hopes the fights turn out to be isolated incidents.
“Hopefully, this will become just a bad memory,” he said.