Apparently, high school rivalry can’t just stay on the field.
On July 16, University Park police officers were called to Caruth Park on a disturbance call around 9:20 p.m. Officers reported a large group of teenagers running from the park upon the police arrival.
“Officers said the teens had gathered because of a disturbance between two schools,” said Steve Mace, University Park communications director. “The teens were between the ages of 14 and 18. No citations were issued.”
The report states that “teens had gathered because of a ‘disturbance between two schools'”. The two groups of teens were from Highland Park High School and Jesuit. No arrests were made, and no paramedics were needed. Mace finished the report by saying “Police didn’t leave the park until all the remaining teens had been picked up by their parents.”
Social media offered additional details.
According to numerous Facebook posts, students at Highland Park High School were growing angry that students from Jesuit were “dating too many girls from Highland Park.”
Several people posted that the fight involved “close to 50 people,” although UPPD have made no note of the actual number.
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