LPS student detained after attempting to start a fight

About 50 students surrounded the officer as he attempted to detain the student.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A 17-year-old was detained after attempting to start a fight with another student at Lincoln High School on Wednesday, according to Lincoln Police.

Police say a resource officer at the school heard through an LPS staff radio of a possible fight after school between three students.

A 15 and a 17-year-old tried to fight another male student but the officer and staff were able to intervene. The officer stood with the student who was being threatened by the 15 and 17-year-old.

The 17-year-old student broke away from staff members and ran towards the officer and the other student. The officer intervened between the two students to prevent the assault.

LPD says more officers arrived at Lincoln High School and helped in detaining the 17-year-old student and get him into the cruiser.

According to police the 17-year-old was turned over to a parent and referred for disturbing the peace by fighting and refusing to comply with the order of police.

LPS released a statement to Lincoln High parents Wednesday night, saying, “Please know that our staff works with the LPS Security Team and law enforcement each and every day for the safety of our school. One of our top priorities is to make sure our staff and students are safe. If you or your child hears or sees anything of concern, we encourage you to report it immediately to any Lincoln High staff member, the Lincoln Police (402)441-6000, or through the green Safe to Say button on the LPS website.”




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