A half-dozen Hamilton Freshman School students were arrested for fighting Thursday in a school hallway, school officials said. The fight, which eventually involved teachers and a school police officer helping to break it up, started at approximately 1 p.m. in a first-floor hallway, said Larry Knapp, superintendent of Hamilton Schools.(File photo/Journal-News)

Multiple Hamilton Freshman School students arrested after fight broken up by teachers, officer

The fight, which eventually involved teachers and a school police officer breaking it up, started at approximately 1 p.m. in a first-floor hallway, said Larry Knapp, superintendent of Hamilton Schools.

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No weapons were involved, said Knapp, and some students sustained minor injuries he described as “bumps and bruises.”

Some of the students are facing charges, said Knapp, but he did not know how many.

“Our thanks go out to all of our staff members and school resource officers the Hamilton Police Department who responded to this situation and ended it quickly,” he said.

Besides possible criminal charges for fighting, Knapp said “all of the students involved will face district disciplinary action as dictated by their individual involvement.”

Under Hamilton Schools’ discipline policies, students involved will be immediately suspended pending expulsion hearings.

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In an emailed letter sent to parents of the Freshman School, Knapp said: “Students who are involved in such behavior face severe disciplinary action through both the discipline code of conduct of the Hamilton City School District and the Butler County Juvenile Court System. In this instance, a number of arrests have been made.”

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