Reading Police Probe Massive Student Melee
READING, Pa. (AP) – Police in Reading are investigating and sorting through surveillance video of a melee that involved as many as 100 teenagers armed with boards, bats, table legs, hammers and other weapons.
Sgt. John Solecki says detectives are looking at video from surveillance cameras and bystanders who posted footage of Wednesday’s brawl on Facebook.
The Reading Eagle reports the teens were fighting at basketball courts in a park when police responded around 4 p.m. Wednesday. At least one person, a 17-yearold boy, was taken to the hospital. Investigators say the large fight involved 75 to 100 teenagers.
Investigators say the teens scattered when police arrived, but the violence resumed minutes later.
Solecki says police are trying to identify everyone involved, especially those holding weapons. It wasn’t clear what started the brawl.