Two students were arrested and three others were charged after a fight at Harvard High School last Wednesday left a student hospitalized.
A school resource officer reported a fight in the cafeteria of Harvard High School, 1103 North Jefferson Street, involving several students at around 11:30 a.m. last Wednesday.
Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman said that the fire alarm was pulled by a student during the incident, causing the school to be evacuated.
One student was injured in the fight and the Harvard Fire Protection District transported them to an area hospital.
During the fight, the fire alarm was pulled by a student, causing the school to be evacuated.
Police worked with school staff and administration to investigate, including reviewing video.
Five juveniles, who all reside in Harvard, were charged the following morning, Bauman said.
A 15-year-old boy was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated battery, one count of mob action and two counts of disorderly conduct.
A 17-year-old boy was also arrested and charged with one count of aggravated battery and one count of mob action.
The two were petitioned to McHenry County Court and transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center.
A 14-year-old boy was issued a mandatory court appearance for unlawful conduct and assault under the city’s ordinance.
Two other 17-year-old boys were issued mandatory court appearances for unlawful conduct, mob action, disorderly conduct assault under the city’s ordinance.
“We want to advise you all the safety of students is of the highest priority of Harvard Unit School District 50 and the Harvard Police Department,” police said in a statement last week.