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Newark Students Face Charges Following Melee

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - At least a dozen students are facing charges after a melee at a Newark high school.

Police say they responded to Newark High School around 7 a.m. Monday and broke up a fight in the school cafeteria. Shortly after, a large fight broke out in two hallways.

Officers then found a large crowd, with multiple fights occurring simultaneously. They called for backup and with the help of school staff, broke up the fights.

Newark police say between 12 and 15 students were taken into custody and released to their families.

Lt. Mark Farrall says they'll later be arrested and charged. No injuries were reported.

Farrall says the fights may have broken out following posts on social media that Monday would be "riot day" at the school.

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