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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Melee at Hall High this morning, seven students charged

Posted By on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 4:41 PM

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A report just issued by the Little Rock Police Department describes a full-on brawl in the Hall High cafeteria this morning, with the school's principal allegedly struck by a student at one point and an LRPD officer deploying pepper spray while attempting to control the situation. Seven students were charged in the incident, including charges of inciting a riot. One was arrested on an outstanding warrant and taken to jail. 

According to the LRPD report, police were dispatched to the school at 6700 H Street at 9:22 this morning, after being called for assistance by Hall High security officers. Upon arrival, officers saw a large crowd surrounding two Hall High Security guards who were trying to separate students who were fighting. Officers reported "a large number of students standing on the lunch tables and refusing to get down." 

The report says that officers saw a security guard and a coach holding Laderrick Conley, 18, while another 17-year-old female juvenile nearby was being held against the wall by a security guard nearby. Another student, Quincy Braxton, 18, was also being held by security. Conley, Braxton and the juvenile female were all handcuffed. Security, school administrators and officers then told the large crowd that had gathered to disperse into the courtyard of the school or the hallway.

As the students were leaving, the report said, officers saw assistant principal Tom Noble being "pushed around by several unknown students." Soon after, other students began to argue and fight around Noble. Being unable to break them up and with Noble in the middle, the officer wrote in the report, he sprayed a half-second burst of mace at the crowd. After school principal Larry Schleicher identified a 15 year old juvenile as having been involved in the fight, the report states, Schleicher told the boy to go to the office, at which point the juvenile allegedly turned and tried to rush back to the fight, saying "On the blood, nigger. On the blood," before hitting Schleicher in the stomach with his forearm. Schleicher was reportedly not injured, and the juvenile was one of those arrested. He was eventually charged with inciting a riot, third-degree battery and disorderly conduct before being released to a guardian.

According to the report, a 17-year-old male juvenile, identified in the report as Suspect 6, said he became involved in the fight because Braxton had allegedly threatened to shoot him. Braxton, meanwhile, told police that the juvenile had pulled a gun on him before school on Monday. 

The report says that Braxton was treated for a 3-inch cut on his forehead and then arrested on an outstanding warrant for theft by receiving. He was charged with disorderly conduct and inciting a riot before being transported to the Pulaski County Jail, where he is currently being held on $2,500 bond. The other students arrested, all juveniles except for Laderrick Conley, were cited for various charges, including inciting a riot, battery, and disorderly conduct, and released to their guardians. All the students arrested were placed on emergency removal from the school. 

You can read the police narrative from the report by hitting the "more" link below.


ON TODAY`S DATE, HAWKINS, SCHOOL SECURITY, CALLED FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE CAFETERIA FOR A LARGE  FIGHT. UPON OUR ARRIVAL, THERE WAS A LARGE CROWD SURROUNDING HAWKINS AND LENIEAR, SCHOOL  SECURITY, WHO WERE TRYING TO SEPARATE THE STUDENTS THAT WERE FIGHTING. THERE WAS ALSO A LARGE  NUMBER OF STUDENTS STANDING ON THE LUNCH TABLES AND REFUSING TO GET DOWN OR GET OUT OF THE WAY.

SECURITY, SROS, AND COACHES ASSISTED EACH OTHER IN SEPARATING THE STUDENTS THAT WERE FIGHTING.  JONES, SECURITY, AND LANG, A COACH, WERE HOLDING S3, A STUDENT, ON A TABLE. S3 WAS VISIBLY UPSET AND TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM JONES AND LANG. I PLACED HANDCUFFS ON S3 AND HE WAS ESCORTED OUT OF THE  CAFETERIA. PORCHAY, SECURITY, WAS HOLDING S4, A STUDENT, AGAINST THE WALL AND SHE WAS BEING VERY  COMBATIVE TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM PORCHAY. I PLACED HANDCUFFS ON S4 AND SHE WAS ESCORTED OUT OF
THE CAFETERIA BY SECURITY. HAWKINS WAS HOLDING S1, A STUDENT, ON A TABLE, AND HE WAS VISIBLY UPSET AND TRYING TO GET OUT OF HAWKINS` HOLD. HANDCUFFS WERE PLACED ON S1 AND HE WAS ESCORTED TO THE  SCHOOL NURSE. ALL OTHER STUDENTS WHO WERE WATCHING THE FIGHT WERE TOLD TO LEAVE THE CAFETERIA  AND GO OUTSIDE, TO THE FRONT COURTYARD, OR INTO THE HALLWAY.

AS THE STUDENTS WERE BEING PUSHED  INTO THE HALLWAY, NOBLE, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, WAS BEING PUSHED AROUND BY SEVERAL UNKNOWN  STUDENTS. A FEW SECONDS LATER A GROUP OF STUDENTS GOT INTO A VERBAL ALTERCATION, OUTSIDE THE  CAFETERIA, AND BEGAN TO PUSH EACH OTHER WITH NOBLE IN THE MIDDLE OF THEM. DUE TO NOT BEING ABLE TO  SEPARATE THE STUDENTS, I SPRAYED ONE 1/2 SECOND BURST OF OC SPRAY TOWARDS S5, A STUDENT, AND THE
CROWD. THE CROWD THEN DISBURSED IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS.

S5 WAS LATER LOCATED IN THE 100 HALLWAY  COMPLAINING ABOUT PEPPER SPRAY BEING ON HIS SOCKS. SCHLEICHER, HEAD PRINCIPAL, STATED THAT S5 WAS  INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT AND TRIED TO GET BACK IN THE FIGHT AFTER BEING REMOVED. SCHLEICHER ADVISED S5  TO GO TO THE OFFICE AND S5 TURNED AROUND AND STATED,`ON THE BLOOD NIGGER, ON THE BLOOD.` S5 CONTINUED TO TRY TO GET BACK TO THE FIGHT AND GET AROUND SCHLEICHER. S5 THEN USED HIS FOREARM AND  HIT SCHLEICHER IN HIS STOMACH. SCHLEICHER ADVISED HE WAS NOT INJURED.

S5 LEFT THE AREA AND WENT TO  THE 100 HALLWAY WHERE HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. S2, A STUDENT, WAS LATER LOCATED IN THE NURSE`S  OFFICE AND HE WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST DUE TO JONES STATING THAT S2 WAS BEING AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS LANG AND TRYING TO FIGHT HIM WHILE HE WAS HOLDING S3. S6 AND S7 WERE LOCATED IN THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS OFFICE. HAWKINS ADVISED THEY WERE ALSO INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT. THEY WERE ALSO PLACED UNDER ARREST. AFTER GETTING EVERYONE IN CUSTODY, HAWKINS STATED THAT S6 APPROACHED S1 AND HIT HIM. THEY BEGAN TO FIGHT UNTIL HAWKINS GRABBED BOTH OF THEM AN HELD THEM. WHILE HAWKINS WAS HOLDING S1 AND S6, THE OTHER STUDENTS BEGAN TO FIGHT. THE ENTIRE INCIDENT CAUSED A LARGE UPROAR  AND AN UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT AMONG THE STUDENTS.

S6 STATED HE FOUGHT S1 BECAUSE S1 THREATENED TO SHOOT HIM ON YESTERDAY`S DATE. S1 STATED THAT S6 PULLED A GUN ON HIM ON YESTERDAY`S DATE, BEFORE SCHOOL. S1 HAD AN APPROXIMATE 3 INCH CUT ON THE LEFT SIDE OF HIS FOREHEAD THAT HE SAID HE RECEIVED WHEN HE HIT HIS HEAD ON THE TABLE, DURING THE FIGHT. S1 SHOWED TO HAVE A THEFT BY RECEIVING WARRANT OUT OF THIS DEPARTMENT AND WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE NORTHWEST DETECTIVE DIVISION FOR  QUESTIONING. S1 WAS SERVED WARRANT #641174 AND CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND INCITING A  RIOT AND TRANSPORTED TO PCRJ. S2 AND S4 WERE CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND INCITING A RIOT ON CITATIONS #166276 AND #166277 AND RELEASED TO THEIR MOTHER, [REDACTED]. S3 WAS CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT ON CITATION #176671. S5 WAS CHARGED WITH BATTERY 3RD, DISORDERLY CONDUCT,  INCITING A RIOT ON CITATION #176670 AND RELEASED TO HIS SISTER, [REDACTED]. S6 HAD A SMALL KNOT  ON HIS FOREHEAD AND MINOR SCRATCHES ON BOTH HANDS AND HIS RIGHT ELBOW. S6 AND S7 WERE CHARGED  WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND INCITING A RIOT ON CITATIONS #176925 AND #176959 AND RELEASED TO THEIR MOTHER, [REDACTED]. S1 AND S6 WERE TREATED BY THE SCHOOL NURSE. NO OTHER INJURIES WERE  REPORTED AT THIS TIME. ALL STUDENTS INVOLVED WERE PLACED ON EMERGENCY REMOVAL PER THE LRSD HANDBOOK. A WINDOW IN THE CAFETERIA WAS BROKEN DUE TO THE FIGHT. IT IS UNKNOWN WHO OR HOW THE  WINDOW WAS BROKEN. SEE INCIDENT #2014-115654.

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