Why having police handling every altercation may not be the best option. HWC training could have handled with without pepper spray or a slam down. Another teen arrested is a boy who can be seen manhandled by the police and slammed to the ground. The girl Dante Gillie claims she was the one attacked and [...]

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TTAPR on October 7th, 2014

If you passed J.H. Rose High School Wednesday afternoon, you may have noticed an abundance of EMS and police cars. They were there to treat a number of students who had inhaled pepper spray that was used to break up a fight. At J.H. Rose High School, a fight between two 16-years-old males broke out [...]

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TTAPR on April 17th, 2014

As Minneapolis police announce arrests in a violent attack that was filmed and posted on social media. Last week, Fox 9 News spoke with several witnesses who came upon an assault in progress near Roosevelt High School that left a teenaged girl bleeding from the nose and mouth. Brutal beating of teen caught on camera [...]

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TTAPR on February 20th, 2013

Minneapolis Police were called to South High School to break up a large fight that ended with at least five people being taken to the hospital. According to police, the incident began with a food fight, and then escalated from a handful of student to an estimated 300 students. On campus police and school staff [...]

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On Friday, October 26, 13WHAM News captured video of city school students downtown being pepper sprayed by police. More than 100 students were there to watch a fight. There had been several fights downtown during the week and police had tried multiple times to break up the crowd on Friday. Two students were arrested for [...]

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Two students at Kalamazoo Central High School were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a Public Safety Officer was hit trying to break up a fight. School administrators say a Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer was hit by a student during the altercation, and additional officers were called to the scene. Officers used mace to disburse the students [...]

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TTAPR on November 2nd, 2011

Parents and students described a fight at a Spring high school as a riot, and it ended with a police officer pepper spraying the crowd. A representative for the Spring Independent School District said that two students were fighting in an upstairs hallway at Dekaney High School Tuesday afternoon. At that time, about 200 other [...]

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Authorities used pepper spray to break up a lunch-time fight between two girls at a St. Petersburg middle school. Principal Connie Kolosey told the St. Petersburg Times (http://bit.ly/sEsXtB ) that the fight broke out Thursday between the 13-year-old girls. Several adults intervened and at some point a school resource officer pepper-sprayed the teens. The newspaper [...]

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When Aidan’s in a good mood, the eight-year-old is personable, friendly, a charmer. But when he’s not, he’s capable of terrifying any adult, including professionals trained in dealing with unruly children. That’s the conclusion of Lakewood Police spokesman Steve Davis, who praises officers for defusing a dangerous situation by pepper-spraying Aidan. Although Davis can’t talk [...]

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