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WPD Officers Respond to School Fight on Higgins St

For Immediate Release: 1/13/2022 11:46 pm

On January 13th 2022 at about 1:30 PM, Worcester Police officers were dispatched to the Central Mass Collaborative school at Higgins St for a report of a disorderly person. Officers were on scene dealing with this minor issue when they were flagged down by school administrators for an unrelated fight in progress.

Officers arrived and found that the fight had just been broken up. After a brief investigation, officers determined that a fourteen-year-old male victim had been kicked in the face by a seventeen-year-old male and a fourteen-year-old male while he was on the ground. Officers requested an ambulance to treat the victim.

When the fourteen-year-old male who had been involved in the fight saw the officers, he ran from the school building. Officers saw him run toward the railroad tracks. Officers asked dispatchers to notify the railroad company to hold their trains. The male came out of the woods and approached the officers. Officers tried to speak with him, but he balled his fist and pushed one of the officers. The officers took the male to the ground and placed him in handcuffs.

While the officers had the fourteen-year-old in custody, the seventeen-year-old male yelled and began sprinting toward the officers and the fourteen-year-old. The seventeen-year-old male began struggling with one of the officers, and they fell on the ground. The male was taken into custody after a brief struggle.

The fourteen-year-old male is charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot), Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, and Resisting Arrest. The seventeen-year-old is charged with Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon (Shod Foot), Assault and Battery, Assault and Battery on a Police Officer, Interfering with a Police Investigation, and Resisting Arrest. They will be arraigned in court.

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