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Posted at 6:13 PM ET, 02/17/2011

Students arrested after fight at Ballou

By Theola Labbé-DeBose

A D.C. Schools spokesman said the school system had increased security at Ballou High School this week after a male student was injured Tuesday in an assault by a group of boys.

Schools spokesman Fred Lewis did not give details about the incident. D.C. Police arrested four boys and charged them with felony assault, said police spokeswoman Gwendolyn Crump.

The school is taking disciplinary action against the four boys, who were considered the aggressors in the incident, and has arranged mediation among the students involved, Lewis said.

By Theola Labbé-DeBose  | February 17, 2011; 6:13 PM ET
Categories:  The District, Theola Labbé-DeBose  
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Posted by: charlietuna6661 | February 17, 2011 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Charlie, unfortunately you are as rotten as the original Charlie must be by now. Where ever you live there are fights in the schools systems...maybe you don't count all of the suicides in the burbs for cyber bullying, or moms hiring thugs to murder children because they want their daughter on the cheerleading squad as being "all that bad". This is serious business, idiots cannot solve problems, just hurl slurs.

Posted by: topryder1 | February 18, 2011 5:41 AM | Report abuse

It's hard to believe this would happen in lovely SE DC!!!

Posted by: priveye | February 18, 2011 5:51 AM | Report abuse

I'm sorry but you mean to tell me that a fight in a high school merits this kind of coverage? Did the fight happen in the school or out of the school? Four boys charged with felony assault that will be dismissed and the boys released to their parents. Can we move on?

Posted by: Jimof1913 | February 18, 2011 8:09 AM | Report abuse

Must have been a bunch of math geeks who got carried away with losing a game of math jeopardy, not!

Posted by: jab00 | February 18, 2011 8:13 AM | Report abuse

I am not surprised I expect nothing from the S.E. area.

Posted by: facebook10117 | February 18, 2011 9:00 AM | Report abuse

It's the parents responsibility but in the black community there are seemingly few parents capable. School boards allowed the erosion of discipline that schools have become little more than day care and free breakfast and lunch. Here's an interesting fact. S.Korea spends on each student less than half that America spends on each student. Their classroom to teacher ratio is twice ours. Yet S.Korea scores much higher than America. Maybe it's time to take note on our asian ally methods?

Posted by: tenthduf | February 18, 2011 9:07 AM | Report abuse

Start holding the parents responsible for their offspring's conduct and actions. The parents are not controlling their kids; or, more importantly, helping their kids to become successful. If my dog bites you; you sue. If your kid beats me or my kid, DC Superior Court finds a way to provide your kid with another opportunity to do worst. Sad.

Posted by: Morgantoo | February 18, 2011 10:33 AM | Report abuse

They are grooming themselves for a life of crime. They're not trying to get into Oxford, y'all.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 18, 2011 10:58 AM | Report abuse

LOL @ TaxiDriver..I usually don't agree with you but you're on point today.

Posted by: UnknownHenson | February 18, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey charlietuna6661 and taxdriver - F-k you! impecunious, worthless, redneck pieces of s--t. Two losers who don't have high school diplomas or college degrees.

Posted by: Insert_Name_Here | February 18, 2011 1:01 PM | Report abuse

jab00 - Must have been a bunch of math geeks who got carried away with losing a game of math jeopardy, not!

I bet they're ten times smarter than ur pasty face a$$. Racist b-tch. Why don't u do some work for a change instead of perusing the WaPo for black articles. Everytime I come in here, which is not often, I see a negative post from you. F-ng loser! Get a job!

Posted by: Insert_Name_Here | February 18, 2011 1:10 PM | Report abuse

They should have separate schools for black boys & separate schools for black girls.

Nothing good happens when smart black girls hang out with idiot, horny, ultracool black boys. Making noise in class. Talking back to the teacher. Showing up late. Getting into all kinds of trouble & self-destructive behavior. Downward spiral.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 18, 2011 1:20 PM | Report abuse

They should have a retarded forum for idiots like your, taxidriver. You piece of s5ht.

Posted by: Insert_Name_Here | February 18, 2011 1:24 PM | Report abuse

Hey, tenthduf and TaxiDriver, where does it say that any of the kids were black? Stupid and vicious spans ALL of the races.

Posted by: JustSaying1945 | February 18, 2011 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Fights in high schools are nothing newsworthy.
But 4 kids jumping 1 as the article indicates is noteworthy.
Whatever happened to the good old days where you met after school off school property and settled things 1 on 1?
Generations of kids survived using that method...and its certainly more manly than ganging up on a kid or using a weapon.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | February 18, 2011 4:26 PM | Report abuse

The kids were white? I thought Ballou was predominantly black?

Black boys are dropping out of school left & right. I ain't making this up, daddyo. Perhaps you've heard.

I know reality is painful for you, Snookums, but try to stay in it.

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 18, 2011 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Ballou High School:

99.0% African American students
0% White students

Posted by: TaxiDriver | February 18, 2011 4:42 PM | Report abuse

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