Five face riot charges after fight at Chaney High School

YOUNGSTOWN — Five Chaney High School students, including two 18-year-old males, face riot charges after police say they were involved in a pair of fights at the building.

Police say a fight involving about 15 people in the school’s main hallway, by the old gymnasium, started about 1:20 p.m. Several teachers and staff were trying to break it up when two officers responded.

There were so many bystanders near the fight that officers couldn’t use pepper spray to stop the brawl, according to a police report.

Shortly after that fight was stopped, the five students charged with rioting, started another fight, police said.

Officers called for a lockdown of the building and with the assistance of teachers and other staff, the five were arrested.

The two 18-year-olds were arraigned today in Youngstown Municipal Court. Their bond was set at $3,000 each with their next court appearances scheduled for 10:30 a.m. April 14. The cases of the three others were sent to the Mahoning County Juvenile Justice Center.

For the complete story, read Saturday’s Vindicator and

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