RANDOLPH, Mass. - Two juveniles have been arrested following a fight outside of Randolph High School that led to an officer being injured, police say.
Randolph Police were called to the high school just after 2 p.m. for a report of several students fighting in front of school at dismissal.
A responding officer tried to break up the fight and was pushed to the ground. The 30-year-old veteran of the department was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released.
The two students involved in the fight were arrested. A 16-year-old juvenile male was charged with four counts of assault and battery on a police officer, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. A second 16-year-old juvenile was charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest, and interfering with a police officer.
The teens will appear in Quincy Juvenile Court.
Interim Superintendent of Randolph Public Schools Thea Stovell released the following statement Tuesday:
Yesterday, outside of Randolph High School, there was a fight between two students, it was an unfortunate incident that none of us are proud to see. Please note that we take these matters very seriously and discipline will be duly handed out. There are many negative remarks on social media that have a profound impact on the 98% of students who show up to school and do the right thing every day. We understand and take to heart their perspective of feeling embarrassed and misrepresented by the actions of a few of their peers.
We are building a community of exceptional learners and ask that all of our community members work with us to adhere to our core values of respect, academic excellence and growing into positive, productive members of society. These are all our children, who are learning the core values and it is our job to continually teach them until they get ”it.” Our high school administration is checking in with students and maintaining building security. We ask for your support as we ensure that all students are supported in a safe school environment.
Randolph Public Schools
The incident remains under investigation and police say additional charges could come for others involved in the fight.
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