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2 staff members struck in fight at East High School

5 students arrested

MADISON, Wis. - Two staff members were punched and five students were arrested in a fight at East High School.

Madison police said the fight broke out between three female students Wednesday afternoon in a cafeteria.

The officer and staff members were struck trying to break up the fight.

Earline A. Mays, 17, was arrested on suspicion of battery to school employees and disorderly conduct. Dashawn L. Phipps, 18, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct. John W. McGee, 18, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and obstructing. Tyesha C. Walker, 18, was arrested on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct. A 16-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of battery to school employees and disorderly conduct.

NOTE: An earlier version of this story stated that a police officer was also beaten in the incident. Police have updated their report to state that no officer was struck.


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