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Fight At Streamwood High School: Six Students Arrested, Possibly At Least 40 Involved in Disturbance

Wed May 14 2014 8:00 am
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Streamwood police responded about 11:15 AM Tuesday to Streamwood High School, 701 W Schaumburg Rd Streamwood , IL. Police received a report of a fight in progress and Streamwood High School administrators then put the school in a “hold in place” mode Tuesday afternoon. At least 20 police vehicles were on the scene. The fight quickly calmed down when police arrived.

Six students were arrested, no known weapons were used, and no significant injuries were reported.

Neither police nor the school district have offered details on the nature of the fight or any details of the arrests, but CBS 2 Chicago is reporting the fight was a “racially-based” lunchroom brawl. A quote from one student reports that at least 40 kids were fighting. The fight moved from the lunchroom to the second floor and into offices, according to the witness report.

Another witness reported “African-Americans” and “Hispanics” were “attacking each other today.” Apparently tensions have been building for at least a few weeks with some verbal fighting on Facebook and Twitter.

On their official Twitter account, School District U-46 referred to the fight as “the situation” and reported about 12:16 p.m. that “the situation is calm” and that Streamwood High School is currently in a “hold in place.”

Several students responded to the official tweet with a “Why you lyin'” theme.

According to the United States Census Bureau report of Streamwood, the population considered “one race” category are 66 percent white, 4.5 percent Black or African American, and 15 percent Asian.

The Hispanic or Latino population is reported at 28.2 percent of the entire Streamwood population.

Police from Bartlett, Cook County Sheriff, Elgin, Hanover Park, and Schaumburg assisted Streamwood police officers.

About the same time as the Streamwood High School fight on Tuesday, Palatine police were conducting a school shooting drill. The drill at a Palatine school district did not involve staff or students. There are additional police drills in Palatine scheduled during the remainder of May.

Extra supervision is planned for Streamwood High School Wednesday morning.

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Cardinal Note: As of June 5, 2013 — up to and including the date of this article — police incidents related to the above police agency are not reported in real time or within a prompt time period. Police protecting their realm of investigation and police activity, have chosen to use secret military-grade encrypted radios to withhold their police communications, which were previously open to the public and news media via monitoring of public safety scanning radios — with no known negative results locally.

The delayed knowledge or entirely blacked out knowledge resulting from encrypted police communications may protect certain police operations and investigations, but it also puts the public at risk in situations such as when armed and dangerous offenders are at large and when other similar situations occur, such as when desperate offenders of property crimes are eluding police. In other cases, the delayed or blacked out information inhibits or prohibits the possibility of the public providing early witness accounts before a criminal trail goes cold. Citizens are much more likely to recognize or recall suspicious or criminal activity if they are aware of the criminal incident within minutes or hours of its occurrence. The most serious incident involving dire results would be a trail that is allowed to go cold in the case of child abduction.

The lack of real time information from public police dispatch also weakens an effective neighborhood watch program mostly working to prevent property loss, but also working to prevent possible violent crimes.

Police have alternate ways to transmit tactical, operational or investigative information, while still keeping their main public dispatch channels open for the best balance of public safety and police safety.

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