Newark Police Update NHS Lockdown On Wednesday, Multiple Fights

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Newark Police have updated the story only First State Update brought you yesterday.

On February 12, 2020, at about 9:30, the Newark Police Department School Resource Officer (SRO) assigned to Newark High School responded to a fight within the school, according to Lt Andrew Rubin.

Rubin said the fight was determined to be three male students attacking another male student, causing injury to the student. The victim was transported to an area hospital by a parent for treatment of his injuries. The SRO, with the assistance of school employees, was able to separate the involved parties. The incident remains under investigation by Newark Police.

Rubin said at about 11:20, another fight broke out related to the first fight. The SRO called for additional assistance as the suspects from the first fight attempted to access the area where this fight was occurring. More than a half dozen additional Newark Police Officers responded to the school to assist the SRO and school staff in restoring order at the school.

Throughout the day, an additional three fights broke out at the school, requiring intervention by Newark Police. During the course of one of these fights, a 14-year-old female student was arrested by Newark Police for Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest and Offensive Touching on a staff member of the school. That student, whose name will not be released due to the student’s age, was released on her own recognizance to a family member for a future appearance in New Castle County Family Court.

A large presence from Newark Police was required for the remainder of the day to ensure the safety of the school.

The Newark Police are aware of social media reports of weapon involvement, however, there is no evidence at this time of any weapon involvement.

Questions as to discipline of students, if any, and lockdown status of the school, should be directed to the Christina School District.

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Cpl. A. Pagnotti at (302) 366-7100 x. 3406 or apagnotti@newark.de.us.

Breaking Report

Newark – At around 11:00 Wednesday morning Newark Police Officers responded to Newark High School for reports of a fight in progress.

Initial reports from the scene indicate that several fights broke out and the officers responded to assist staff and the School Resource Officer already on scene.

Newark Police Spokesman Lt. Andrew Rubin said “Newark Police are dealing with a series of fights at Newark High School today.” Several students and parents have contacted FSU and taken to social media to describe the incident. One saying that the principal had been assaulted.

When asked about reports that the principal was assaulted and that a possible weapon was involved, Rubin said there was no assault or weapon involvement reported to Newark Police.

Parents tell First State Update that at around 11:45 the school was still on lockdown and officials were not letting them take their children out of school.

The incident has been brought under control and there have been no reports of injuries.

Indications are that at least one arrest may have been made as a result of the incident.

This is a developing story.

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