Arrests at Two Schools in Wicomico County After Altercations

Apr 6, 2017

James M. Bennett High School
Credit wcboe website

There were around a half a dozen arrests at James M. Bennett High School yesterday in the wake of several fights on campus.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis told the Salisbury Daily Times that more arrests were expected.

The paper reports that there were multiple fights that included six to eight students punching throwing the punches.

The incident began sometime around 10:30 a.m. with two students attacking another classmate.

The school’s security officer eventually stopped the fight but not before others joined in.

Around noon the students were kept in place as a safety precaution as officers cleared off the scene of the altercation.

Choices Academy

There was another fight at the Choices Academy yesterday.

WBOC reports that police say this one occurred around noon between several students.

The teacher who tried to break it up apparently fell and hit her head of the floor causing a brain injury.

She was taken to the hospital but her condition was not known.

Sheriff Lewis says six students were arrested in the incident.