Shortly before 1:00 pm this afternoon, students at Norview High School were gathered outside after a fire alarm was activated. Several students became involved in an altercation while outside and began fighting. A school security guard attempted to break up the altercation, when the security guard was assaulted by several students in the group. Norfolk Police Officers were already on scene assisting in the crowd control from the fire alarm and came to the assistance of the security guard. The security guard received non-life threatening injuries to her face and body and declined medical treatment on scene. A 16-year-old female student involved in the assault on the school security guard resisted arrest and was tased by Norfolk Police. The 16-year-old female student was taken into police custody and treated for minor injuries on scene by paramedics prior to being transported to Juvenile Intake. Charges were secured against her for assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. At another location on the school grounds, a second fight erupted. Officers immediately responded and were able to control the situation. As a result, a 16-year-old male student was taken into police custody and charges are pending for assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
The Norfolk Police Department treats these incidents with urgent significance and continues its ongoing partnership with Norfolk Public Schools. Added police presence at Norfolk Public Schools will be initiated next week, to help curb any form of this behavior from occurring in the future.