27 ARRESTED IN MIAMI HAITIAN-AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOL BRAWL!
MIAMI EDISON PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL, LOCATED NEAR LITTLE HAITI, MIAMI HAS THE LARGEST PER CAPITA HAITIAN POPULATION OF STUDENTS IN ANY MIAMI DADE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL.
MIAMI (AP) — A lunchtime protest at a high school erupted into a violent brawl on Friday, injuring seven police officers who responded and ending with the arrests of more than two dozen students.
The disturbance at Miami Edison Senior High School began with a protest over the arrest of another student a day earlier, said Detective Ed Torrens of the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department. There were claims the student had been handled roughly when he was arrested on charges of assaulting the assistant principal.
“We thought they were going to stage a walkout as a protest,” Torrens said. “It just mushroomed into students throwing chairs, throwing food, and that started a huge melee and fight.”
Twenty-seven students, both boys and girls, faced charges such as disorderly conduct, battery on police officers and resisting arrest with violence, Torrens said. All would likely be handled as juvenile cases, he said.
Dozens of police cars responded to the school north of downtown Miami, which has an enrollment of more than 1,100. Officers suffered injuries including a dislocated shoulder, a broken nose, a twisted ankle as well as cuts and bruises. None of the injuries was life-threatening.
No students or teachers were seriously injured, although at least two were taken to the hospital. Classes returned to normal and school was dismissed peacefully a few hours later.
Miami Edison recently celebrated its move from a designation of an “F” or failing to “D” based on Florida’s ranking of public schools. Last year only 10 percent of students met reading standards. Less than a third met state math standards.
P.S. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND?
Video Clip of the kaos inside the school. WARNING: HARSH LANGUAGE USED