29 Students Arrested During 'Large Disturbance' at Julian High School

By Erica Demarest on October 22, 2013 8:19pm 

 Percy Julian High School, 10330 S. Elizabeth St., in Washington Heights. File photo.
Percy Julian High School, 10330 S. Elizabeth St., in Washington Heights. File photo.
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CHICAGO — Twenty-nine students were arrested at Percy Julian High School Tuesday after a "large disturbance" at the Washington Heights school, police said.

Officers responded to a disturbance "involving multiple students" at Julian, 10330 S. Elizabeth St., about 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.

Twenty-nine students — 26 boys and three girls — were arrested and charged as juveniles with misdemeanor mob action, police said. They were then released to their parents and guardians, according to police.

Cops weren't sure who initiated the disturbance or what caused it.

"Today's incident at Julian High School was quickly resolved thanks to swift action taken on the part of Julian High School staff, CPD and CPS, and all classes and activities resumed as normal," Chicago Public Schools spokeswoman Becky Carroll said in a statement.

"The education and safety of our students are our top priorities, and CEO [Barbara] Byrd-Bennett has provided Julian with additional support and security staff today and throughout the week to ensure that the learning environment for our students and staff remains a safe one."

No injuries were reported.

Contributing: Emily Morris

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