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4 arrested after fight in Southeast High parking lot

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at 6:51 p.m.

Wichita police say four teens were arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct after participating in a parking lot brawl Wednesday at Southeast High School.

One of the teens is also suspected of assaulting a school administrator who tried to break up the fights, Wichita police Lt. Walker Andrews said. All were booked into either the Sedgwick County Jail or the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center on Wednesday afternoon, he said.

Andrews said the fights stemmed from a male student who had yelled at others in the hallway of the high school, 903 S. Edgemoor, earlier in the day. After that student was taken into custody by a school resource officer, Andrews said, some of his friends and the people he shouted at gathered outside “in three or four pockets” and argued.

Several police officers responded to break up the fight, Andrews said. Between 20 and 30 students were involved. No one was hurt, he said.

Andrews said its common for police officers to increase patrols at the school during lunchtime and breaks to help curb fights between students.

“We keep an extra eye, and just be present,” he said.

Reach Amy Renee Leiker at 316-268-6644 or aleiker@wichitaeagle.com. Follow her on Twitter: @amyreneeleiker.

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