Police said they were dispatched to five different fights between students at Newark High School throughout the day Wednesday.
According to Newark Police, the first fight broke out around 9:30 a.m. on February 12, 2020, when three male students attacked another male student, injuring him. The victim was transported by a parent to an area hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. Only the School Resource Officer and school employees responded to break up this incident.
Around 11:20 a.m., another fight--related to the first--broke out, and the individuals involved in the first fight attempted to gain access to the area where the new fight was taking place, police said. More than a half-dozen Newark officers responded to the scene to restore order, authorities said.
Throughout the day, three more fights broke out, according to authorities, and a 14-year-old female was eventually arrested on disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and offensive touching charges. That individual was released of her own recognizance to a guardian.
Police remained at the school throughout the say, and social media rumors reported involvement of a weapon, though authorities clarified they've found no evidence of a weapon involved in any incident.
Christiana School District will be handling any student discipline, authorities said. Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is urged to contact Newark Police at 302.366.7100 ext. 3406 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1.800.TIP.3333.