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Fights at high school bring out cops

MABTON - Mabton police officers have been busy fielding calls coming from Mabton High School for the last week.

This past Tuesday afternoon officers broke up a fight between two juvenile females who were fighting on school property. Police officers say there were about 20 student bystanders at the fight, which was the fourth fight they responded to in the last five days involving high school students.

Officials say the two juvenile females were detained and later returned to their parents with disorderly conduct, woefully disobeying school officials and school violence charges pending.

In addition, this past Monday officers arrested two more juvenile females for disorderly conduct, stemming from a fight that occurred after school.

All charges for both incidents are being forwarded to the juvenile prosecutor's office, according to law enforcement officials.

Mabton officers also received two reports of fighting near the high school last week. Upon arrival, the fights had already broken up.

Activity this past Monday also included the arrest of an 18-year-old male student at the high school for threatening to shoot a Mabton police officer. Officers say the teen made a comment to a school official, police were notified, officers followed up on the info and determined there was enough probable cause to make an arrest.

Officials say they are requesting the court to issue a no-contact order and an anti-harassment order against the suspect, to protect the school official and the officer involved.

Last night, too, cops arrested a wanted individual on several warrants.

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