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Indian River students charged in fight

Three staff members and a student injured
November 17, 2017

Three students were charged with felony riot after a fight Nov. 13 at Indian River High School that left a student and three staff members injured.

The fight began when three girls, ages 17, 16 and 15, went into the school’s main office and attacked another 17-year-old girl who was sitting in the office, said Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe of the Delaware State Police.

Staff members broke up the fight and put one of the 17 year olds in another office. The girl, however, pounded on the door and broke the blinds, Jaffe said. A staff member went into the office to calm her down but the girl tried to exit the office and pushed the staff member, injuring her hand, Jaffe said. 

While another staff member tried to remove the 15 year old, she pushed him and he fell to the floor. A different staff member then tried to intervene and the 15-year-old girl pushed him to the floor which injured his shoulder, Jaffe said.

The 16-year-old girl was removed by staff members without further incident.

The 17-year-old girl who was attacked was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Atlantic General Hospital where she was treated and released for a head injury and facial lacerations.

One staff member was privately transported to Beebe Walk-In where he was treated and released for a shoulder injury; another was privately transported to Beebe Walk-In- where he was treated and released for a knee injury.

The 17-year-old girl was charged with felony riot, two counts of third-degree assault and criminal mischief. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $5,500 unsecured bond. The 16-year-old girl was charged with felony riot and one count of third-degree assault. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $4,000 unsecured bond. The 15-year-old girl was charged with felony riot, and two counts of third-degree assault. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

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