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Several Kids Arrested After Food Fight: Parents Worry That Criminal Records For Such An Event Will Haunt Students' Futures
More than two dozen students were slapped with criminal charges in connection with a food fight in the cafeteria at a Chicago charter school.
The students were caught in chaos at Perspectives Charter Schools Calumet Campus. Police arrested 25 students ranging in age from 11 to 15 after a food fight broke out in the cafeteria Thursday.
"The next thing you know I saw a tray fly up in the air, and then I saw an orange fly," student Jordan Grevious said. 'Then, I heard the words 'food fight.'"
The incident injured about three students. Student Porche Carter says she tried to help one of them but was arrested and handcuffed.
Some students say a staff member belittled them, calling them "animals," then police hauled them off. They stayed at the 6th District Chicago police station for hours before parents say they were notified.
"These kids are going to have records for things that they potentially did not even do," parent Monique Greene complained.