Deputies respond to large fight at high school

Deputies respond to large fight at high school


A School Resource Deputy had to request assistance to break up a large fight at Winnetonka High School this afternoon.

The deputy asked for any nearby law enforcement to come to the high school at 1:04 p.m. The disturbance was taking place on the second floor. What started as a fight between two teens grew to eight teens with a crowd of approximately 40 to 50 students gathered around. As the School Resource Deputy on scene and school staff tried to break up the altercation, staff members were assaulted.

Deputies from multiple units, as well as members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Kansas City Missouri Police Department, came to the school to restore order. The school was placed on lock-and-teach during the incident. It took less than 10 minutes to get the situation under control.

Deputies have taken four students – all juveniles – into custody. One student was transported to the hospital with a minor injury as the result of the fight.  

The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident and will turn their findings over to the Clay County Juvenile Office for determination of charges.

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