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Fight Breaks Out at Amity High School

Six students were arrested following the alleged altercation in a hallway.

[Editor's note: this article has been updated from its orginal version to correct the charges filed in this case.]

Six Amity High School students are due to appear in court next week on charges stemming from an alleged fight in a hallway.

In a report released Thursday, Woodbridge Police said the fight took place on Monday at approximately 1:32 p.m. "The initial fight began with two students, and was followed by subsequent outbreaks involving four other students," police said.

Police only released one of the students' names, as the five others are considered minors under the law. The student whose identity was disclosed, Michael Battles of Orange, was charged with disorderly conduct. The juveniles were arrested on charges of third-degree assault and disorderly conduct, police said.

All are due in court on Feb. 15.

According to an article by the New Haven Register, Amity Principal Charles Britton sent a note home to parents about the altercation. In it he said the incident was caught on video and that some students sustained injuries, but they did not appear to be serious.

concerned February 15, 2013 at 01:03 AM
Zero tolerance. PERIOD. The students need to understand consequences.
Jose Chippwa February 15, 2013 at 02:22 PM
Why would it matter if the mother is a good teacher?? A good person?? If her son was involved in a fight, HE, at 18 years of age should be accountable. Ask yourself this Jane, Allison, Kathie, A Friend - What if on the other end of his punches lies your son or daughter?...What if your son or daughter went to Amity that day to learn and better themselves for their future, however had to be rushed to the emergency room for a broken skull? Just wondering if you would be so concerned about the mother then.....Laughable....Not the same huh??? As Jeff sstates above - Take responsibility!!!
Anthony February 20, 2013 at 12:26 AM
haha jose nice try but i am an amity student and watched the fight. two students were fighting while the rest of the kids were trying to break it up. clearly you cant read because it states that he was charged for disorderly conduct NOT assault while the others were charged for assault. i think its funny how pathetic a bunch of adults are wasting time commenting on this. the kid is double the size of most kids in the school...if he were fighting someone would have been seriously injured. god forbid someone tried to intervene and break up the fight. you guys have nothing better to do than to be tough behind your computers all day? get a life!
KB February 22, 2013 at 03:30 PM
He didn't punch anyone. He was helpingto pull kids off. Were you there?
patti a February 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM
OMG this incident is SO OVER....................move on

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