A lunchtime brawl at Morristown High School last month seemed to be more than meets the eye, as records released Monday by the police department show multiple arrests were made.
At least two students – a male and female – were arrested and charged with simple assault stemming from the fight, according to a police report obtained by Morristown Patch.
Malik Liles, 18, a student at the high school, was arrested and processed six days after the fight, on Feb. 25 at police headquarters, and charged with simple assault. He was released on his own recognizance. Another student at the school, 18-year-old Jasmine Kennedy, was also arrested that day and charged with the same. She was released later that day.
No arrests were made on the day of the fight and about five students were involved. Police did not report the use of any weapons in the Feb. 19 incident.
Under an Open Public Records Act request as filed by Patch, some information regarding juveniles cannot be released to the public. According to Lt. Stuart Greer, another report was filed stemming from the incident, but included the information of a juvenile, and could not be released.
Several officers were required to respond to the high school and students were required to stay inside classrooms for the duration of the investigation.
Editor's note: An inaccuracy on the police report stated the arrests were made on Feb. 19 and was reported as such in the original version of this article.