Evanston Township High School students arrested for fighting, one for possessing a stun gun


Lauren Duquette/Daily Senior Staffer

Three students were arrested at Evanston Township High School Monday after they got in a fight. The students were charged with disorderly conduct, with one student also charged for the possession of a stun gun.

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

Three Evanston Township High School students were arrested after they got into a fight Monday morning, the first day back after spring break.

At about 9:20 a.m., a school resource officer observed a fight among several female students gathered in one the hallways and managed to detain three of them, Evanston Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The girls were then taken into custody while the others dispersed, Dugan said.

Dugan said the fight seemed to have been brewing for some time, and the students have had problems with each other before. Although the cause was unclear, the incident seemed to have occurred as a result of something that happened over spring break, Dugan said.  

All three students will be charged with disorderly conduct for the incident, he said. One student will also be charged with possessing a stun gun on school property despite not having used the weapon during the fight. The same individual will be charged for resisting arrest as well, Dugan added.

Although there were no injuries that resulted from the fight, one girl who was near the group but not one of the three arrested, was taken to the hospital after experiencing an asthma attack, Dugan said.

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