School Fights Again at Jefferson High

(News Release from Rockford Public Schools)

Rockford Police arrested five Jefferson High School students this afternoon on charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstructing a police officer and aggravated battery of a probation officer.

The charges were the result of a disruption in the cafeteria involving a few dozen students engaged in name-calling, pushing and shoving. No one was injured in the disturbance, which occurred after 1 p.m. during the school’s latest lunch period.

Police determined the cause of the dispute to be gang-related. Jefferson Principal Dr. Kenneth Jackson issued automatic suspensions from school for the five students who police charged. The lengths of the suspensions have not been determined.

Classes continued uninterrupted and will take place as scheduled for Thursday, November 29.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Rockford, il on Nov 29, 2007 at 02:34 PM
    This has ben going on for more time than just this week. Its a gang war.
  • by mike Location: rockford on Nov 28, 2007 at 04:41 PM
    i was there that stuff is crazy i saw all the fights
  • by go rockford on Nov 28, 2007 at 03:13 PM
    good thing dr. jackson is back to prevent this sort of thing.
  • by Sally Location: Rockford on Nov 28, 2007 at 03:06 PM
    There is nothing positive at Jefferson High School anymore. Fights are just a normal part of the day. Students have the right to go to school to learn and be safe.
  • by Martha Location: Rockford on Nov 28, 2007 at 02:57 PM
    I am a senior at Jefferson and I can't wait to get out of that school. It gets worse everyday. The violence is terrible and I feel nothing is being done to stop it. Fights are just a normal part of a non-educational day at Jefferson.
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