ST. JOHN | A brawl in the Lake Central High School cafeteria on Monday ended with the arrest of five male students on charges of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, according to St. John Police Chief Fred Frego.
Frego said police were called at 11:13 a.m.
"One juvenile was sitting down eating his lunch and another juvenile came up and threw his tray down (on the table),” he said.
That led to a fight between the two males, he said, reading from police reports filed by responding officers.
Those reports indicate two staff members present in the cafeteria attempted to break up the fight. Three friends of the boy who threw the tray of food joined the fight and took turns hitting the male student who was sitting eating lunch, Frego said.
That boy had “marks on him, no stitches, no broken bones. It was taken care of by the school nurse. There’s nothing in the report about the adults being injured,” he said.
The five students, all 16 and 17 years old, were transported to the St. John police station, charged and released to their parents.
“They have been referred to juvenile court and will be receiving a court date,” Frego said.
It’s not known if the students were suspended from classes. Officials at Lake Central School Corp. could not be reached for comment Wednesday.