Students face charges after videos capture fights at Broward high school

Students face charges in Broward County juvenile court on Tuesday after videos showed several fights on Monday at Dillard High School.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A witness recorded a video showing a Dillard High School student body-slamming a teenage boy to the ground during a dispute over a girl. It turned into a chaotic dismissal that left two officers injured.

Other videos show there were more fistfights in and out of the school on Monday afternoon in Fort Lauderdale. A student said there was a large crowd at the school entrance. Another student said there was blood, running, and screaming.

According to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, two officers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and released.

“Another officer was able to locate one of the suspects and that suspect began to fight with her as she was attempting to take them into custody,” Detective Ali Adamson, a spokeswoman for FLPD, said on Monday.

On Tuesday, two of the five students detained appeared virtually in juvenile court to face charges of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and battery on a law enforcement officer. A judge ordered a 17-year-old student to stay away from the school and the officer in the case.

There was an increased police presence at the school and in the surrounding area on Tuesday afternoon.

Afternoon report

Several videos from witnesses show how violent the fights were on Monday afternoon at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale

Noon report

Officers increase police presence at school in Fort Lauderdale, a day after a fight left two officers injured.

About the Author:

Terrell Forney joined Local 10 News in October 2005 as a general assignment reporter. He was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but a desire to escape the harsh winters of the north brought him to South Florida.