Police Say Instigators of Altercation at GHS Turned on School Security

A statement issued Wednesday morning from Greenwich Police PIO Lt. Kraig Gray reads:

The Greenwich Police Department detailed numerous police units to 10 Hillside Road, Greenwich High School, on the report of a fight between a large group of subjects.

The first police officer on scene found the situation to be less chaotic then initially described and the remaining responding units slowed their response.

The at-scene investigation revealed that prior to police arrival the following had occurred:

After school, two groups of juveniles had a verbal confrontation within the student center. The argument was regarding a convoluted personal matter concerning family members who were not present at the altercation.

During the verbal argument a Juvenile from Greenwich struck the victim. The victim, who was not injured, tried to diffuse the situation and exited the building at the front circle near the bus pick up and drop off.

Once outside two more of the participants (both of whom are from Stamford) were identified as the main instigators. These two suspects initiated a physical confrontation striking the victims but caused no injury. This growing confrontation was witnessed by a large group of students preparing to get on the late dismissal bus.

GHS Security personnel responded to the scene and attempted to disperse the crowd and settle the situation. The same two aggressors then squared off with GHS Security Staff. The two aggressors then verbally berated the security staff, spat on staff, and physically struck the staff members. The GHS Security Staff members were not injured.

Immediately after the incident the two combatants, Juvenile # 1, 17 YOA, Stamford Resident and Juvenile # 2, 16 YOA, Stamford Resident, were charged with Criminal Trespass 1 and Breach of Peace.

They were both referred to juvenile court and released to a guardian. Detectives with the Special Victims Section are continuing to investigate. A third arrest of a Greenwich Juvenile is imminent.

The SRO and Detectives are continuing to communicate with schools officials regarding this incident. If anyone was witness to or is in possession of video of the incident please contact the Greenwich Police Departments Criminal TipLine: (203) 622-3333 1(800) 372-1176 [email protected]