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Seven Students Arrested After Fight At Evanston High

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A police wagon loaded with those taken into custody preparing to leave the high school. (Photo Courtesy of EvanstonNow.com)

A police wagon loaded with those taken into custody preparing to leave the high school. (Photo Courtesy of EvanstonNow.com)

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EVANSTON, Ill. (STMW) – Seven north suburban high school students were arrested after police broke up a fight at the school on Wednesday morning.

The fight broke out between two students about 11:49 a.m. in a hallway at Evanston Township High School, according to Evanston police.

Additional students got involved in the fight, which occurred just outside of the main office area, according to the parent of a high school student, who said parents received recorded phone messages about the incident.

School security initially responded, but Evanston police were also called in the, according to a statement on the Evanston Township High School District 202 website, which said the fight “was quickly contained” after police arrived.

A police spokesman said all the participants were boys.

Several of them were arrested and have also been suspended from school, the school district statement said. The school will take further disciplinary action “as warranted.”

School officials said the fight is believed to have stemmed from an incident away from school over the weekend.

A school security officer suffered minor injuries to his arm, and was treated and released at a hospital, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.

He said no weapons were used and none of the students were injured.

Charges against the seven arrested students are pending, Guenther said.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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