Dagsboro- The Delaware State Police have arrested three students in connection with a fight that occurred earlier this week at Indian River High School, leaving one student and three faculty members injured, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Melissa Jaffe.
Jaffe said the initial investigation began on Monday, November 13, 2017, when the Delaware State Police School Resource Officer and Dagsboro Police Department was made aware of a fight involving several students and staff members.
Further investigation revealed that three female students, ages 17, 16, and 15, entered the school’s main office and attacked another 17-year-old female student who was seated in a chair, according to Jaffe. As the school staff attempted to break up the fight, the 17-year-old aggressive student was removed and placed into another office, however she continued to be disorderly by pounding on the glass and wood portions of the office door, destroying the door blinds, said Jaffe.
As a staff member tried to calm her down, the student violently attempted to leave the office, pushing the staff member and causing injury to their hand., said Jaffe. While attempting to remove the 15-year-old student, she pushed a male staff member causing him to fall to the floor, according to Jaffe. As another staff member tried to intervene, the 15-year-old made contact with this staff member causing him to fall to the floor and sustain injury to his shoulder, according to Jaffe. The 16-year-old student was removed by staff members without further incident.
The 17-year-old student victim 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 faculty staff member was privately transported to Beebe Walk-In Care where he was treated and released for a shoulder injury.
Another faculty staff member was privately transported to Beebe Walk-In-Care where he was treated and released for a knee injury.
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 3 and released on $5500.00 unsecured bond. The 16-year-old student was charged with Rioting and one count of Assault Third Degree. She was arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 3 and released on $4000.00 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 3 and released on $5000.00 unsecured bond.