Morristown police: Two arrests from high school fight last month

UPDATE: The police department has confirmed that these arrests were made on Feb. 25, not on the day of the incident, as the police report originally stated. The school principal’s announcement about no arrests was accurate at the time that he made it.


Contrary to statements by school officials, two students were arrested following a Feb. 19, 2014, altercation at Morristown High School.

Police cars outside Morristown High School on Wednesday. Photo via Twitter.

Police cars outside Morristown High School on Feb. 19, 2014. Photo via Twitter.

Malik Liles and Jasmine Kennedy, both 18-year-old Morristown residents, were charged with simple assault by Police Officer Deanna Dietrich shortly after the incident, according to a police report.

Altercations that broke out around lunchtime drew a large police response and resulted in students being told to stay in their classrooms until it was sorted out.

The next day, new high school Principal Mark Manning told students that eight pupils had been involved in two “unrelated fights” on separate floors and that “there were no arrests as a result of the incident,” according to a statement released by the Morris School District.

Police have not released further details because juveniles were involved.


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