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14 Juveniles Arrested In Alternative School Brawl In Nashville

Posted: 5:32 PM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 23:08:38Z
14 Teens Arrested In Alternative School Brawl
14 Teens Arrested In Alternative School Brawl

A total of 14 students were arrested at Johnson Alternative School in Nashville after a fight broke out between students in a portable classroom.

According to Metro Nashville Police Department Spokesman Don Aaron,  a School Resource Officer responded to the classroom and called for assistance. 

The teacher in the classroom was assaulted by a 13-year-old female, but was not injured in the assault.

When officers tried to take her into custody, the teen girl assaulted two of them. A third officer was assaulted by another 13 year-old-girl in the classroom. 

A 13 year-old-boy also broke out several windows in the portable classroom and a separate 13-year-old broke out several windows in the principal's office during the fight.

The teen from principal's office was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of a minor hand injury.

Aaron said fights also broke out in the main building and parking lot at the same time of the initial brawl. Multiple officers were called to assist to those areas as well.

During a fight in the main building, a police officer was struck in the face several times by a 14-year-old.

Most of the teens were charged with disorderly conduct, but some were charged with assault, vandalism and resisting arrest.

No police officers or school staff were taken to the hospital. The school has been monitored since the brawl by the South precinct flex team.

Michelle Michaud with Metro Nashville Public School released the following statement in part, saying: 

"...Each student involved will face disciplinary action.  Johnson ALC did receive support from MNPD and the MNPS School Security department. School security has provided additional support at the school following this incident."