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.
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."

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