On January 14, 2019, at approximately 11:59 a.m., Officers from the Harrisburg Police, Swatara Police, and Capital Police responded to John Harris High School for a report of a large fight among students. Upon arrival, Officers observed a large group of students actively fighting in the cafeteria. All available Officers responded to the scene and as students continued to fight police officers, several were sprayed with mace to gain control and detained those responsible. All detained students were brought to the school front office and interviewed separately.
One juvenile was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault on police, simple assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct. Seven additional students will be cited for disorderly conduct.