Authorities said that most of the injuries were minor but that one student, a 17-year-old male, suffered a head injury during a fall and was knocked unconscious. They said the youth was taken by ambulance to Howard University Hospital and regained consciousness on the way.
Alan Etter, a spokesman for the D.C. fire department, said that about 15 students complained of injuries and that five were treated at hospitals.
"Basically it was a huge brawl going on in the cafeteria, and we had to evacuate the hallways," said Laneisha McCauley, a ninth-grader at the 816-student school in the Columbia Heights area of Northwest Washington. "I thought it was ridiculous. Crazy."
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
16 arrested for fight at Cardozo
Sixteen students were arrested and more than a dozen students, one seriously, after a lunchtime fight at Cardozo high school.