Police say two students were arrested at Evanston Township High School after a disturbance broke out in a hallway at the school about 12:30 this afternoon.

Police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan says when a school resource officer tried to break up the fight she had a hard time subduing a 17-year-old youth involved.

The teen — 6-foot-4-inches tall and weighing 300 pounds — chest-bumped the officer and tried to run away, Dugan says, but the officer was able to hang onto him until help arrived and he was taken into custody.


The 17-year-old is expected to be charged with aggravated battery to a police officer and be transported to the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center.

Dugan says a 15-year-old female student taken into custody during the incident is expected to be charged with reckless conduct.

Both of the youths are Evanston residents.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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