Three students arrested in investigation of fight at Indian River High School

DAGSBORO – Delaware State Police arrested three students on rioting and assault charges for a fight Monday at Indian River High School that left one student and three faculty members injured.

Initial investigation began Nov. 13 when the Delaware State Police School Resource Officer and Dagsboro Police Department were informed of a fight involving several students and staff members.

Further investigation revealed three female students, ages 17, 16, and 15, entered the school’s main office and attacked another 17-year-old female student seated in a chair, according to state police spokesman Master Cpl. Melissa Jaffe.

As the school staff attempted to break up the fight, the 17-year-old aggressive student was removed and placed into another office. Investigation revealed she continued to be disorderly, pounding on the glass and wood portions of the office door while destroying the door blinds,  Cpl. Jaffe said.

As a staff member tried to calm her down, the student violently attempted to leave the office, pushing the staff member that injured their hand, state police investigation revealed.

While attempting to remove the 15-year-old student, she pushed a male staff member causing him to fall to the floor. As another staff member tried to intervene, the 15-year-old made contact and caused him to fall to the floor. That staff member sustained a shoulder injury.

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

The 17-year-old student victim was transported by EMS to Atlantic General Hospital. She was treated and released for a head injury and facial lacerations.

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

Another faculty staff member was privately transported to Beebe Walk-In-Care and treated for a knee injury and released.

Charges

The 17-year-old student was charged with rioting, two counts of assault third degree and criminal mischief. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 and released on $5,500 unsecured bond.

The 16-year-old student was charged with rioting and one count of assault third degree, arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 and released on $4,000 unsecured bond.

The 15-year-old student was charged with rioting and two counts of assault third degree. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court No. 3 and released on $5,000 unsecured bond.

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