3 students arrested by police in fights at Westminster High CENTRAL -- Union Mills * Westminster * Sandymount * Finksburg

June 10, 1993|By Mary Gail Hare | Mary Gail Hare,Staff Writer

Three juveniles were arrested and charged with disorderl conduct in two separate incidents at Westminster High School yesterday.

"We were called to the school twice in the morning," said state police Cpl. Dean Richardson. "Basically, they were disorderly conduct incidents, fights with no weapons."

In the first incident, at 9:45 a.m., two students were arrested for fighting in the school lobby. Each was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, police said.

In the second incident, during the first lunch period at 11:35 a.m., one student threatened three others with a crutch but did not strike anyone, police said. The student, a boy, was charged with three counts of assault and one count of disorderly conduct, said Cpl. William Hartman.

"Schools often handle minor fights themselves," said Corporal Hartman. "A school will call us for assistance if more than one person is involved or if the staff [thinks] there would be problems later. Someone may want to prosecute in these incidents, too."

Principal Sherri-Le W. Bream said the rest of the day passed without incident, and she did not anticipate any problems today.

She said the administration acted immediately to quell further disruptions.

"I got on the public address system and reminded students the year is not over and that end-of-the-year behavior can have long-reaching effects and disciplinary consequences," she said.

Mrs. Bream said she had received no phone calls from parents concerned about either incident.

"I am willing to talk to parents and do whatever we can to resolve conflicts," she said.

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