Officials have issue 18 citations for disorderly conduct after a fight between a group of teenagers at the Dodge County Fair last week.
Officials said 11 girls, ages 13 to 17, and seven boys, ages 14 to 17, from Beaver Dam, Horicon, Mayville, Burnett and Juneau, were involved in the incident.
The fight started due to name-calling and initially involved five girls, officials said. The other girls got involved when a cup of lemonade was smashed over one of the girl’s head, which led to another girl getting thrown down and being kicked and punched.
After interviewing the boys involved officials determined that no one called police, and one of the boys admitted to egging the fight on because he didn’t like one of the girls involved.
Police said the teenagers could have stopped the incident sooner if they had called 911 instead of recording the incident.
“This situation could have led to serious injuries, not only to those involved, but also to innocent young children that were in the area,” Dodge County Sheriff Patricia Ninmann said in the release. “These teenagers need to understand they do have a responsibility to act appropriately and when they do not there are consequences for their actions.”