Two male sophomores at C. Milton Wright High School were charged with assault Thursday after getting into a fist fight at the school which police said attracted over 100 student onlookers.
One of the sophomores had a cut over his right eye and was taken to the hospital by his mother, according to a report from the Harford County Sheriff’s Office. He was later charged with second degree assault and disruption of school activity.
The second student, also a sophomore, was treated by a school nurse and was transported to the Northern Precinct where he was also charged with second degree assault and disruption of school activity. He was later released to the custody of his father.
The fight between the two 15-year-olds was broken up by a police officer who was nearby, monitoring the school hallway. Sheriff’s office spokeswoman Monica Worrell said that after the arrests rumors of potential fights among other students prompted an increased police presence at the school Friday.
The following phone message regarding the fight was sent to C. Milton Wright parents by Assistant Principal Bryan Pawlicki at 7 p.m. Thursday night:
Good evening. This is C. Milton Wright Assistant Principal Bryan Pawlicki calling with some information regarding an incident that took place at our school. Today, two students were involved in a physical altercation. Our School Resource Officer was immediately on-hand to take control of the situation. Fighting on school property is a serious offense and one that is not taken lightly. Appropriate disciplinary action has been taken against the students involved. We are aware of the issue and we are doing everything in our power to mitigate the situation. We need you to partner with us in this effort. We ask that you reiterate with your student that fighting on school property, texting and using cell phones during the course of the school day is prohibited. Administrators and teachers will continue to strictly enforce this policy for the safety of our students and staff. As always, if you have questions, you may call me at school. Thank you for your time and attention.