Seniors return to East High School following melee

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – The reopening of East High School in Youngstown will be a gradual process.

Students in the senior class are returning to the school building on Thursday, two days after a large fight in the cafeteria forced the school to close. Several students were taken away by police and two of them face charges.

A teenage boy was charged with assault after police said he tried to choke another student during the fight.

A girl was arrested for disorderly conduct. Police say she refused to stop fighting as officers were trying to gain control.

The seniors are busy on Thursday. They will be preparing for the Ohio Graduation Test on Monday. There will also be focus group meetings on ways to avoid confrontations and fighting.

Those focus groups are coming out of a plan of action that teachers and staff members worked out on Wednesday. That plan will also be presented to the school board for further action.

Members of the junior class will be back at the east side school on Friday. The entire student body will return on Monday.

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