Five of the seven students arrested in a fight at a North St. Paul High School on Thursday were charged Friday with gross misdemeanor rioting.
The five juveniles – a 14-year-old, three 15-year-olds and a 16-year-old -- were charged by petition with riot in the third-degree (unlawful force or violence). Two others – a 14-year-old and 15-year-old – were being held at the Ramsey County juvenile detention center until Tuesday for further investigation.
North St. Paul police Capt. Dustin Nikituk said fights broke out in several common areas at North High School on Thursday. Police haven't said what led to the fighting, but a school district spokesperson said the fight was likely caught on security cameras.
An unidentified student was taken to the hospital for injuries sustained in the melee.