Five juveniles arrested after fight at Roosevelt Academy

2013-09-11T00:05:00Z Five juveniles arrested after fight at Roosevelt Academy nwitimes.com
September 11, 2013 12:05 am

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.

Steven Ross Johnson

Times Correspondent

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