19 Students Charged in St. Cloud Tech Fight

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ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged 19 students in a large-scale fight at St. Cloud Tech High School last week.

The Stearns County Attorney’s Office charged 18 male students and one female student _ ages 14 to 17 _ with crimes ranging from third-degree rioting to aiding and abetting in an assault.

One student was charged with possessing a dangerous weapon on school property and terroristic threats for displaying a knife.

The fight broke out around lunchtime Sept. 25. The school was temporarily locked down. There were no serious injuries, but one student suffered a broken nose.

Minnesota Public Radio News report s school district officials say none of the students charged will be returning to Tech High School this year.

Tech High School just opened a new campus this fall. About 1,600 students are enrolled.

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