Lunchtime Fracas Ends With Police Response at Morristown High School

No arrests made, no major injuries reported by school district.

About five students were involved in a lunchtime fight at Morristown High School Wednesday morning that required police response, district spokesperson Mary Donohoe said in an email to Patch.

No weapons were involved and no students were arrested, Donohoe said, but police were required to respond to the school.

Some students had minor injuries, such as scrapes and bruises, Donohoe told nj.com, and students not involved were kept in classrooms while police handled the incident.

Classes resumed immediately following the situation, Donohoe said. 
Liz February 19, 2014 at 10:37 PM
Stay classy Morristown HS
Leslie February 20, 2014 at 06:48 AM
"Stay classy Morristown HS"? What does that mean? Every school has fights. Every school has issues - want to talk about classy? How about those kids down in Phillipsburg who "hung" a black dummy while imitating the KKK? All in an attempt to intimidate the Paulsboro wrestling team? Morristown HS has a bad reputation because of folks like you - who don't know the first thing about the school, it's programs, the teachers OR the kids. Stay classy Liz.
Rich February 20, 2014 at 07:00 AM
Well said, Leslie. And there dozens of positive stories for every bad one at MHS, kids accomplishing great things in academics, the arts, sports, business programs, the list goes on. I guess people like Liz skip those articles.
RKP February 20, 2014 at 08:11 AM
She probably went to Oak Knoll.
Ridgewood320 February 20, 2014 at 08:59 AM
MHS is a GREAT high school, with literally far more in the way of programs and curriculum to offer than any of the surrounding private schools. And do you know what else it is? It's real. Real kids, from every ethnicity, working together in one place. Sort of like the real world. Couldn't be prouder that my kids love MHS
Phil Pine February 20, 2014 at 10:10 AM
Folks, please, stuff happens in every High School. I went to a fancy shmancy Prep Scool myself back in the 80's and there was at least one fight a year (BTW, nothing more comical then teens with Khaki's and Sperry top siders throwing 'haymakers' at each other NONE of the punches connecting; friggin' hysterical...). So honestly Liz's comment can apply to every school, especially now. BTW, MHS is the BEST High School in this county. On a side relative note I shake my head every time I see a 13 year old Freshman get on NJ Transit to go to Seton Hall Prep when one of the best High Schools is right in their backyard. Uhhhh, why....?
Sarah Price February 20, 2014 at 10:27 AM
Last night, I happened to have a random, chance meeting with one of the students (and his mother) involved in the center of the fight. It sounds like this started on Facebook with threats against one boy over a matter of days. I profess to know nothing more factually, but threats on Facebook against another person's life (as happened in this case) need to be brought to the attention of authorities BEFORE it escalates into physical violence.
Ken Schwartz February 20, 2014 at 10:49 AM
We're not talking about one fight a year or even one fight a week. This is a regular occurrence and it's being kept quiet. The students in the school know. There was heavy drinking allowed this past fall at football games and student tailgating... on school property. There are bathrooms knows for drugs use. Last week DURING Physics class a fellow student threatened to burn my daughters hair. He wanted her seat. When she didn't move he threated to stab her, pulling a knife from his pocket and striking her leg. Police came. Boy was arrested and charges are filed against him. This boy must be expelled for my daughters' and every students safety and his own. There are appropriate schools for kids with these type of behavioral problems. Morristown High School has a lot of violence. "Stay Classy MHS"??? Are you kidding? Let's start with Staying Safe.
Phil Pine February 20, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Ken, of course we hope everything turns out ok for your daughter and family. Honestly, I don't know how I would handle it myself other then to track down that kid and, well...that would proabably make things worse. I would still be careful at painitng MHS in that light as very honestly it still is a great school. BTW those same exact things, most of them anyway, more than likely happen at the "fancier" schools in the area. I bet I can guarantee that and would like to see what isn't "recorded" at those schools as well. I'd bet the issues would almost mirror each other.
PeterB February 20, 2014 at 12:11 PM
For those of you not in the know Morristown High was the epicenter of many racial riots in the 70's. Hence, it was one of the first HS to have security guards. As a student there in the late 80's, i can tell you people were still talking about it. I know it wasn't that way now or when I attended and continues to have an excellent education curriculum. However, back in the day it was like Birmingham, Alabama.
Liz February 20, 2014 at 07:50 PM
No one saw Anchorman? Tough crowd...let's not fight.
Brenda Carter February 21, 2014 at 09:06 AM
I personally am glad no one got seriously hurt - MHS has its issues but is still a great place to learn.......


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