Students Arrested After Brawl at Watkins Mill High School

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One student was hospitalized and four more arrested after a "five-student brawl" erupted at Watkins Mill High School in Montgomery County. The two sixteen-year-olds and two seventeen-year-olds arrested by Montgomery County Police in connection with the incident were not identified because they are minors. At this time, it is not known whether the students who have been charged have been assigned or have retained Maryland criminal lawyers to face the second-degree assault counts with which all four have been charged.

Watkins Mill High School principal Scott Murphy said the fight was instigated by a "dirty look," around 9:30 a.m. on December 1st. In a letter to parents, Murphy called the incident an "aberration of behaviors normally exhibited" by students of Watkins Mill High School, a point he underscored to press when speaking about the fight...

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