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Officer injured, 7 arrested at ETHS

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Update 5:22 p.m.: A high school security officer was hospitalized and seven students were taken into custody after a disturbance this noon at Evanston Township High School.

A police wagon loaded with those taken into custody preparing to leave the high school.

Update 5:22 p.m.: A high school security officer was hospitalized and seven students were taken into custody after a disturbance this noon at Evanston Township High School.

Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says the trouble began when two students got into a fight in a hallway during a break between classes.

Other students got involved in the dispute, Guenther says, and ETHS security officers called Evanston police to the scene to help in breaking up the disturbance.

Guenther says it appears that most of the students involved were freshmen at the school. He said the incident did not appear to be gang related.

He said police are still interviewing witnesses and the students involved and charges have not yet been filed in the incident.

The injured security officer was taken by ambulance to Evanston Hospital where he was treated and released.

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