Officers Injured, Teens in Custody After Northeast Philadelphia High School Fight

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Thursday, Jan 16, 2014  |  Updated 11:30 PM EDT
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A large brawl between teens in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon has resulted in several police officers being injured.

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A large brawl between teens in Northeast Philadelphia on Thursday afternoon has resulted in several police officers being injured.

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A Philadelphia Police officer and a school district officer have been hurt after responding to a large fight outside a Northeast Philadelphia high school that resulted in several teens being taken into custody.

The fight broke out around 3 p.m. Thursday at a bus stop near Samuel Fels High School in the Summerdale section of Philadelphia, officials tell NBC10.

A witness who was inside the nearby Summerdale Pharmacy tells NBC10 there was a large number of students waiting at the bus stop at Summerdale and Sanger Streets when the melee began.

The man, who asked to remain anonymous, said a large police presence descended on the neighborhood. He says he saw a police captain, two police lieutenants and undercover cops respond to the scene. He did not see any ambulances, however.

Police could not say how many officers responded to the scene, but a three officer assists were made over police radio.

One police officer and a school district officer were injured in the fight, but the extent of the injuries is still unclear.

Officials say responding officers went on a number of foot pursuits and a number of suspects were taken into custody.

Fels High School was put on the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Persistently Dangerous Schools list for the 2011-2012 school year. The school has since been removed from the list.

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