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Fight at PVHS under investigation

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 16, April 16, 2003

By Jessica Lee
Staff Writer

MILO An altercation at Penquis Valley High School on Monday reportedly involved students and faculty, according to police.

Milo Police Officer Jonathan West confirmed Tuesday that a fight occurred at the school midafternoon. The cause of the fight ;was not being made public.

West said that Officer Derek Hersey, also with the Milo Police Department, is the primary investigator in the incident, which continues to be investigated. Several students have filed written statements," he said.

"There was an altercation at the school, which involved students and faculty," said West. "I guess it was quite a ruckus."

Nobody was injured to the point of needing medical attention, the officer said.

Police could not comment further on the incident. West said police will meet with Piscataquis County District Attorney Christopher Almy to determine whether any charges will be filed.

"We need to follow up on state.ments, and see where they lead," West said. "I don't know enough to say anything more until I know all the facts."

Penquis Valley High School Principal John Robinson called the Department Monday to request to speak with an officer regarding the fight.

The father of a 16-year-old who was involved in the fight said Monday afternoon that a school administrator punched his son, while trying to break the fight up. Roderick Eastman of Atkinson said his son, Ricky, a junior at the school, was punched in the face.

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