(13-WHAM & WHAM News) Eleven people will face charges after two videos were posted online of teenagers fighting in the Greece Athena High School parking lot.
The videos show a large crowd of teenagers watching several fist fights last Thursday and Friday after school. Some teens held out cell phones to record the fights. At least one fight took place in full view of school buses. No one was seriously hurt.
Police believe the fights were organized in advance. The 11 people facing charges include some non-students. All of them will be charged with disorderly conduct. One will also be charged with harassment for an altercation with a security guard.
All of those charges are males, and a majority are between 16 and 17, with one 18 year old and one 19 year old also charged.
A school district spokeswoman said in a statement, “The incidents were immediately reported to police who are working closely with the district to respond with appropriate disciplinary and legal action. Students previously known to be involved in those incidents had already been interviewed and have been suspended and are scheduled for long-term suspension hearings.
The district is trying to identify other students in the videos. Additional charges could be filed.