6 Schenectady students arrested after brawl
SCHENECTADY Six students were arrested, one of them with injuries requiring hospital treatment, following a fight at Schenectady High School on Wednesday morning.
The incident happened around 9:15 a.m., according to police. Superintendent Eric Ely did not know what started the fight but said it was probably an argument that started the previous evening and spilled over into school.
One student was injured when he got angry and punched his arm through a window. Ely did not know the severity of his injuries.
Staff stepped in to break up the fight.
“Everything was under control pretty quickly,” Ely said.
The school was placed into lockdown mode and students were prohibiting from leaving their classrooms until the incident was under control.
All six students have been charged with riot in the second degree, a class A misdemeanor. Charged were Jallah Nacet-Am Tarver, 16, of 1014 Robinson St.; Claude Deash Bannister, 16, of 956 Albany St.; Micah Travis Weis, 18, of 813 Holland Road; Brandon Alexander Banda, 17, of 1077 Willett St.; Tashawn Maurice ONeal, 16, of 818 Lincoln Ave.; and Richard George Cohen, 16, of 1046 Willett St.
They were held pending an arraignment in City Court.