Plenty of metro-area schools have shut down for the summer -- but there was plenty of action at Overland High School this afternoon. According to the Aurora Police Department, more than fifty high-school-age folks took part in at least three separate fights that were witnessed by several hundred people. Wonder who had the beer concession?
Five people were arrested as part of the festivities. Learn about those old enough to have their names released, and read the rest of the APD account by clicking "Continue."
Aurora Police Department press release:
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DATE: June 4, 2009
NATURE: Fight/Disorderly Conduct
CASE NUMBER: 2009.23071
At approximately 12:30 p.m. today, School Resource Officers (SROs) assigned to Overland High School observed several groups of high-school-age people gathering near the school.
They contacted one group at the 7/11 located at 2220 South Peoria Street and broke up a fight that started there. Shortly afterward, two more fights broke out nearby.
Numerous police officers responded to the area. Officers estimate that 50 to 60 people were involved in the disturbances, and a few hundred more gathered in the area to observe. Five people were arrested on various misdemeanor charges.
Two of those arrested were Overland High School students who are juveniles. They each were issued a summons for Assault and Battery, and released to their parents.
Three adults who were arrested are not Overland students. They have been identified as:
Wright, Antwon Lee, DOB: 08.25.1990 - held for bond on an Assault and Battery summons.
Elhoweris, Amin, DOB: 04.23.1988 - held on an Arrest Warrant for Marijuana Distribution and False Identification to City Personnel.
Jackson, Brandon Dwyon, DOB: 04.02.1986 - Arrested on warrant for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, $5000 bond.
The SROs will step up police presence at the school on Friday and as necessary next week.