SOUTH HOLLAND - Students were quiet for a second day Thursday, and police
said they expect no more arrests after a pair of fights at Thornwood High
School after school on Tuesday.
Police arrested four male teens Tuesday afternoon after they got into fights
stemming from an off-campus disagreement more than a week ago, sources said.
Principal Gregory Fantozzi and a South Holland police officer assigned to the
school broke up the fights.
The officer suffered a chipped bone in his arm after he tripped and fell
while chasing one of the suspects, Fantozzi said.
Phillip Lillard, 17, of South Holland; Kamali Trammell, 17, of Calumet City;
and an unidentified 16-year-old - all upperclassmen at the high school - were
charged with mob action and disorderly conduct following Tuesday's incident.
Police and school sources said they are also serving 10-day suspensions from
school and may face additional punishments after an administrative review.
A fourth teen, 19-year-old Tamerias Hinton of Harvey, was also charged.
Hinton is not a student at Thornwood, police said.
Police Chief Dan Zajeski said that police have received the names of some
other individuals who may have been involved in the fight, but police do not
have enough evidence to charge them in connection with the incident.
Extra officers were assigned to the campus Thursday afternoon as students
left school for their spring vacation, which runs through April 7.