Student expelled for arranging student fights
JANESVILLE--A Janesville high school student accused of arranging fights at school has been expelled for at least two years.
School officials are bound by law not to identify a student who was disciplined, but the expulsion appears to match details in a Janesville police report.
The report tells of a 15-year-old Parker High School student accused of arranging fights Sept. 29 and 30.
The incidents were revealed after a teacher happened upon a fight in a basement hallway near the entrance to the boys and girls locker rooms Sept. 30.
Students told school authorities the 15-year-old had arranged two fights the previous day and two on the 30th.
Barb Hilliker, director of special education, told The Gazette the Parker administration recently learned of “students who were fighting for the ‘sport of it’.”
Parker officials “have made a plan to eliminate these situations from the campus,” Hilliker said. “This kind of behavior will not be tolerated in the School District of Janesville, where we believe everyone has the right to learn and work in a safe environment.”
One student told of fighting the 15-year-old, something he agreed to because he didn’t want to be called names, according to the police report. He said the location was chosen because it had no cameras.
The student was told that the fight rules allowed him “to body punch only, no head shots,” the report states, but the student slipped and fell to the ground early in the fight, and the 15-year-old “jumped on him and just started punching him numerous times in the face and head.”
The student said he protected his head with his hands and yelled for the 15-year-old to stop, which he eventually did. Two other students witnessed the fight.
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