All charged with rioting

The Delaware State Police have arrested three students in connection with a fight that occurred at Indian River High School on Monday in which one student and three faculty members were injured.

The initial investigation began on Monday, Nov. 13, when the Delaware State Police School Resource Officer and Dagsboro Police Department were made aware of the fight. Investigation revealed that three female students, ages 17, 16 and 15, entered the school’s main office and attacked another 17-year-old female student who was seated in a chair. As the school staff attempted to break up the fight, the aggressor was removed and placed in another office, where she continued to be disorderly by pounding on the glass and wood portions of the office door, destroying the blinds. As a staff member tried to calm her down, the student violently attempted to leave the office, pushing the staff member and causing injury to their hand. She also pushed a male staff member, causing him to fall to the floor. The 15-year-old made contact with another male staff member, causing him to fall to the floor as well and sustain an injury to his shoulder. The 16-year-old student was removed by staff members without further incident.

The 17-year-old student victim was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Atlantic General Hospital, where she was treated and released for a head injury and facial lacerations.

Two staff members were privately transported to Beebe Walk-In Care, where they were treated and released for a shoulder injury and a knee injury, respectively. 

The 17-year-old student aggressor was charged with rioting, two counts of third-degree assault and criminal mischief and was later released on $5,500 unsecured bond. The 16-year-old student was charged with rioting and one count of third-degree assault and was later released on $4,000 unsecured bond. The 15-year-old student was charged with rioting and two counts of third-degree assault and later released on $5,000 unsecured bond.