Rockland Police charge 2 middle school girls following fight

Rockland Police charge 2 middle school girls following fight
(Courtesy Town of Rockland)

ROCKLAND, Mass. — Rockland Police arrested two female students following a fight at John W. Rogers Middle School Thursday afternoon.

Superintendent of Schools Alan Cron said the eighth grade girls started fighting during dismissal around 12:30 p.m. Thursday was an early release day for the school.

A number of staff members and a school resource officers intervened. Cron said the school’s principal was pushed by one of the students while trying to break up the fight, but she wasn’t hurt.

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No weapons were involved in the fight, according to Cron.

Rockland Police Lieutenant Nicholas Zeoli told Boston 25 News one of the students is charged with assault and battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and trespassing. The other student is charged with assault and battery, trespassing and resisting arrest.

Police released both students to their parents to await arraignment in Hingham Juvenile Court.

Zeoli said the police investigation remains active.

According to Cron, the school district will conduct its own investigation and will likely issue disciplinary measures consistent with its student handbook.