Cedar Rapids H.S. Student Charged with Rioting, Disorderly Conduct, after Fight

Cedar Rapids H.S. Student Charged with Rioting, Disorderly Conduct, after Fight

A fight that occurred in the halls of a Cedar Rapids high school last Friday has led to one juvenile being charged, with further charges pending, according to law enforcement officials.

During the noon hour, Cedar Rapids Police were sent to Washington High School, at 2205 Forest Drive SE, after a report of a fight in the main hallway of the school.

The fight apparently involved 10-20 juveniles, some of whom were students from Washington, some from other schools, and juveniles who are not attending school, according to police.  Police said that Washington students may have arranged the altercation, and allowed the outsider juveniles into the building.

Police said that one 15-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and rioting. That male student was allegedly involved in instigating the fight and helping to allow the other juveniles inside the building.

Police said that other charges of disorderly conduct, trespassing, and rioting are pending.

There were no reports of serious injuries.

The investigation into the matter, which includes coordination with staff from Washington High School, continues.