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Five students were hospitalized this afternoon after a fight broke out at Anacostia High, according to a Washington Post account:
“Police said the violence was part of a series of disturbances today at Anacostia High School, on 16th Street SE. Three students suffered superficial cuts, apparently caused by a knife, one had an asthma attack, and another was hurt in the fight, they said.
Assistant Police Chief Diane Groomes, who was on the scene, said that the trouble started at 12:40 p.m. when students got into a fight on the second floor of the school. As that fight was ending, someone started a small fire, officials said. One report said the fire was in a trash can, but additional details were not immediately available.”
Sad. That’s just one more bit of juvenile mayhem that’s been going on lately. Now we know what Colbert King‘s next column will be about.