PONTIAC, Mich. – There was an altercation at Pontiac High School on Monday that led to the arrest of five students, according to the Pontiac School District.
The altercation happened around 11:27 a.m. and no injuries were reported. Several patrol units, detectives, and traffic units responded to the scene. No weapons were involved.
Around 100 students were observed gathering in the hall corridors near the rear of the building.
Students were observed fighting and taken into custody. The school was placed on lockdown by school administrators.
Two of the students were taken to the Oakland County main jail on charges of assault and battery, and one student was taken to the Oakland County Children’s Village on a charge of disorderly conduct.
According to school security, the fighting stemmed from a long-running dispute between two groups of students.
School Superintendent Kelly Williams took part in a post school event and addressed students on the situation.
The students arrested included a 17-year-old Pontiac resident, 18-year-old Pontiac resident and 16-year-old Pontiac resident.
Two 15-year-old and 14-year-old male students were also arrested. They were released to their parents pending juvenile petitions.