5 juveniles, 1 adult arrested after fight at Clay High School

NOW: 5 juveniles, 1 adult arrested after fight at Clay High School

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- Five juveniles were arrested following a large fight at Clay High School that happened during dismissal. Three St. Joseph County Police officers suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Police say there were several small fights between students throughout the day Thursday. The School Resource Officer on site and staff were able to break up the fights.

Because of the previous fights that day, additional officers were patrolling the area when the fight happened, police said.

Five juveniles were arrested and taken to the Juvenile Justice Center.

An adult, Abigail Brown, 38, was taken into custody for disorderly conduct and intimidation. She is due to be released on her own recognizance.

The School Resource Officer had cuts and abrasions on his face, according to police.

Statement from South Bend Schools

The incident that occurred at Clay High School this afternoon was an isolated incident that was swiftly addressed. The St. Joseph County Police Department were called in to assist, and we are conducting a thorough investigation into the incident and the actions of all involved. The school administration will enforce appropriate disciplinary action consistent with the student code of conduct. Safety is our top priority; we do not tolerate violent behavior among our students.

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