Tuscaloosa AL police arrest 12 students during fight over headphones www.privateofficer.com
TUSCALOOSA, AL April 25 2012 - Tuscaloosa police say 12 students were arrested for getting into a fight in the Northridge High School gym Monday morning.
The fight broke out between two students around 7:45 a.m., then five more students on each side got involved, according to Sgt. Brent Blankenly.
“Officers were told the fight was over an alleged theft that occurred the previous week,” Blankenly said. Some students told FOX6 they believed the fight was over a pair of “Beats by Dre” headphones.
School resource officers arrested 11 juveniles and one adult on misdemeanor charges of starting a riot. The students have been suspended and could face other disciplinary actions.
One of the students involved in the fight suffered minor injuries, possibly including a broken nose. Blankenly said the juveniles charged in the fight were released at the front desk of the police department on an appearance agreement.