Food fight in Connecticut leads to 10 students being arrested


PHOENIX – A food fight might pique your interest, but how about being arrested, I doubt it. 

10 students at Westhill High School in Stamford, Connecticut, have been arrested after participating in a chaotic food fight that sent a school resource officer to the hospital and left a teacher injured. Those students are between the ages of 15 and 17 and were charged with first-degree rioting, breach of peace, reckless endangerment and assault on a police officer. 

The students involved planned the food fight on social media, the Stamford Police Department said in a news release.

Hundreds of students ran out of the school, and many of which were throwing eggs, water and soda cans.

The teacher who was injured “was trampled by a mass of students,” while the resource officer was hit in the head with a full can of soda. 

“We realize that the citizens, parents, teachers and the vast majority of the students do not condone this behavior,” the police department wrote. “This is not the learning environment we expect and demand for our children in this City.”

The students will appear in juvenile court but because of their ages, their identities will not be disclosed.

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