GARY | Police said five juveniles ranging in age from 13 to 16 were arrested Monday morning for allegedly fighting on school grounds at Roosevelt College and Career Academy and subsequently pushing a school official.
According to reports, the incident occurred about 8 a.m., when the juveniles got involved in a fight that was broken up by school officials.
While in the principal’s office, two of the combatants reportedly began arguing with each other, causing a school official to intervene. One of the juveniles allegedly grabbed the official’s shirt and pushed him onto a desk where a computer and other items were knocked to the floor.
No damage or injuries were reported, according to police. Vanessa Ronketto, who acts as the school's superintendent, did not return a Times call for comment Tuesday.
All five juveniles, which included three 13-year-olds, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, were charged with battery, while two were also charged with intimidation and resisting arrest.