Fight Breaks Out at Amity High School

Six students were arrested following the alleged altercation in a hallway.

[Editor's note: this article has been updated from its orginal version to correct the charges filed in this case.]

Six Amity High School students are due to appear in court next week on charges stemming from an alleged fight in a hallway.

Woodbridge Police said the fight took place on Monday at approximately 1:32 p.m. "The initial fight began with two students, and was followed by subsequent outbreaks involving four other students," police said.

Police only released one of the students' names, as the five others are considered minors under the law. The student whose identity was disclosed, Michael Battles of Orange, was charged with disorderly conduct. The juveniles were arrested on charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, police said.

All are due in court on Feb. 15.

According to an article by the New Haven Register, Amity Principal Charles Britton sent a note home to parents about the altercation. In it he said the incident was caught on video and that some students sustained injuries, but they did not appear to be serious.

broke taxpayer February 12, 2013 at 08:37 PM
Jeez. We just used to get suspended...
Grandma B February 13, 2013 at 10:02 PM
@broke taxpayer, we used to get suspended because principals trusted that this would be taken care of at home. How do these students (more than just named here) still have cars and cell phones? My grand daughter who attends tells me how out of control school is. That's not good parenting to look the other way. And I heard the children have parents with real jobs: teachers, professional office workers...how embarrassing for them.
broke taxpayer February 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM
I agree, Grandma B. I was far more afraid of my parents' reaction than getting suspended. I think I got suspended one time, for doing something stupid like smoking where I shouldn't have been. I got an in-school suspension, and I was so embarrassed, I NEVER did anything dumb like that again. Kids now have no shame, and their parents, instead of making their child be accountable for their action, defend them. It's no wonder our society is spiraling down the toilet...


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