Investigation of fight at S'ville school continues

2014-02-10T17:30:00Z 2014-02-11T22:36:08Z Investigation of fight at S'ville school continuesChas Reilly chas.reilly@nwi.com, (219) 662-5324 nwitimes.com
February 10, 2014 5:30 pm  • 

SCHERERVILLE | No charges have been filed in connection with a Sunday fight involving adults attending a youth basketball game at Homan Elementary School, but the case remains open, police said.

There were no major injuries during the altercation, Schererville Police Chief David Dowling said. He declined to provide other details about the fight, saying it's still under investigation.

Mark Krizic, 35, of Chicago, told The Times he was attacked by three people in front of his son during halftime of the child's basketball game.

Krizic said he was walking out of the gymnasium about 1:30 p.m. when he told his ex-wife, Kolling Elementary School Principal Cassandra Cruz, he was excited their children would be involved in an upcoming basketball tournament.

After talking to Cruz, Krizic said Cruz's friend and two other people followed him.

Cruz's friend allegedly told Krizic he wanted to fight and told Krizic to go outside.

Krizic said he told the man to leave him alone, but a fight broke out near a restroom.

Krizic said his son yelled for the fight to stop and Krizic's mother also attempted to intervene.

Krizic said several Schererville officers responded to the scene and took a report.

The incident attracted attention on the Schererville Crime Watch Facebook page.

The Schererville Police Department submitted a post to that page indicating police decided not to provide information about the altercation on the page "to protect the children involved."

The post also states Schererville Police consulted with the Lake County prosecutor's office about the case. According to the post, the office "advised that if either party would like to pursue charges then both parties would be charged with disorderly conduct."

Dowling said police continue to gather information about the incident and will present a complete report to the Lake County Prosecutor's Department as soon as Tuesday to determine if any criminal charges are warranted.

Calls to Lake Central school officials and Cruz were not returned.

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