5 Arrested at Lansing High School

By: Tim Gillette
By: Tim Gillette

LANSING - 5 teenagers were arrested early Thursday afternoon at Lansing's Everett High School. Several fights broke out outside of the high school, as students were leaving around noon. Today is the last day of school for Everett High School students.

Lansing police spokesperson Lt. Noel Garcia says that knowing this was the last day of school, police had stepped up their presence around the high schools and were able to move in quickly.

Two police officers on bicycles witnessed the first fight break out. They called for additional officers and quelled the initial disturbance. Meanwhile, smaller splinter fights began. The extra officers arrived and stopped the violence. Police say no one was injured and no weapons were used.

The five who were taken into custody are expected to be charged as juveniles with misdemeanor public fighting. They will likely be released to a parent or guardian later today. There's no word on what sparked the brawls.

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  • by Cin Location: Lansing on Jun 5, 2009 at 01:13 PM
    No, Melanie, they're not all animals and, yes, DeWitt has them, too. Don't kid yourself. I agree with the other posts saying no district is perfect, despite ideas to the contrary.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 5, 2009 at 10:12 AM
    You can't really tell me that no other high school experienced fighting at their facilities. Lansing is a large school district and gets all the bad publicity because of it. No school district is perfect.
  • by Fred Location: Lansing on Jun 5, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    They are not animals, they are young people who chose poorly how to act in a certain situation. I am glad the police were available so quickly. I agree that it is sad and unfortunate that the anticipation of trouble is a common thing, but at least someone was thinking ahead for a change.
  • by Kiki Location: Lansing on Jun 4, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    I agree with both comments,
  • by Anonymous on Jun 4, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    they are animals and should be charged under the bully law to teach them a lesson
  • by sick and tired Location: Lansing on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:42 PM
    ANIMALS!!! everyone of them should be charged under the new bulley law and sentanced to hard labor around the city
  • by Melanie Location: DeWitt on Jun 4, 2009 at 12:29 PM
    A perfect example of the type of atmosphere in and around Lansing Schools! How many schools in this country have to have police STEP UP their presence in the area around a high school because they KNOW violence will occur? Sad commentary on the parents, the school and the community. A reason why my children will NEVER attend Lansing school. Magnet programs my butt.
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