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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