Newark Police were called out to Newark High School to break up a large fight early Monday morning.
Police found several large fights in the A cafeteria as well as in the C and D hallways at the school around 7 a.m. Newark Police on scene immediately called for assistance from New Castle County and Delaware State Police.
Officers worked with school staff to break up the fights and disperse the crowd of students. About 12 to 15 students have been taken into custody. Charges against the students are pending.
School leaders issued a statement on the Newark High website indicating that no injuries to students were reported.
“Students involved in the incidents will be disciplined according to the Student Manual, and some may face arrest. Additional police may be present at Newark High School today as a precautionary measure.”
Classes have since resumed as usual.