The Forest Park Review has just published more information on the fight last week that involved over 300 Proviso East schoolchildren. Law enforcement officials are still looking for tips from students involved, parents and anyone else who may be able to shed light on the fight’s origins. Below is a short excerpt from the story. To read more, click here:
“A fight at Proviso East High School on the last day of school May 30, involved more than 300 students and spilled into the streets of Maywood for several hours, Police Chief Tim Curry confirmed Thursday. At least ten students were arrested, including a girl wielding two chef’s knives who had been previously knocked down and stomped by other students.
Curry said another girl was struck over the eye with a lock and two others received minor injuries. The three injured students were taken to Loyola Medical Center. More than 40 officers from neighboring agencies were called to the scene including Oak Park, Forest Park, Westchester, Bellwood and Broadview. Sheriff’s police were also summoned.
Although neither the school nor District 209 sent any kind of communication to parents describing what had happened, Curry said it was important for parents to know what happened.
‘It didn’t happen in the school. This was within the jurisdiction of law enforcement,” Curry said. ‘But the parents, if they don’t know they should know. They should be down knocking at our door asking what can we do to help?'”