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9 Warren Students Arrested After Last Day Of School Brawl

June 15, 2018 - 5:27 pm

WARREN (WWJ) - Nine Warren high school were arrested, and are facing charges, after an end of the school year brawl. 

Warren Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the fight started just outside the main doors of Lincoln High School, near 9 Mile Road and Van Dyke, as students were released for the summer on Thursday.

At around 11 a.m., the Warren police school resource officer called for additional manpower as a crowd of 40 to 50 students gathered, and a fight between two female students ensued.

According to Dwyer, punches were thrown between the girls, and then more students became involved.

"We're seeing more and more of the altercations of this type between female students, and that's across the board in many different areas now," Dwyer told WWJ's Sandra McNeill. "Years ago you wouldn't see that happen -- it was always between male students -- and now we're seeing more of the female gender getting involved in these types of altercations."

"But what it was all about, I'm not really sure," the chief added.

Dwyer said the nine arrests were made after students refused officers' requests to leave the school grounds. Four of the students, who are 17 years old or older, will be charged as adults.

"When you get into a situation like that, you're going to have to pay the price," Dwyer said. "I mean, our position is, our duty and responsibility is to maintain law and order."

Dwyer did not immediately release any names, or details of the charges. 

In additional to the criminal charges, Van Dyke Public Schools Superintendent Piper Bognar said the students involved could face school discipline, such as suspensions which could be imposed when students return to classes in September.

An investigation is ongoing.