Police: Arrests made after large fight after Watervliet HS Graduation


WATERVLIET, NY (WRGB) Police say two teens arrested after a fight broke out at the Watervliet High School Graduation.

Police say at around 8:30 on Thursday, they responded to the the Watervliet High School parking lot after Graduation Ceremonies had completed. Police say around 30 people were involved.

Police say there were two arrests, Damion Walker, 18, from Watervliet and a second individual, who is a juvenile. Police say more arrests are possible.

Police say one Watervliet officer suffered injuries and was sent to Samaritan Hospital, where he was treated and released. No other injuries were reported.

The School District released this statement.

An altercation occurred outside Watervliet High School after the graduation ceremony ended Thursday evening. The incident occurred at the edge of school property and continued into the street. Watervliet police who were at the school directing traffic for the graduation ceremony responded and additional officers were called to assist.
This incident detracted from the celebration and the accomplishments of our graduates. It is troubling and it is unfortunate that the foolish choices and actions of a few individuals created a negative and potentially dangerous atmosphere for what began as a happy and memorable occasion for our graduates and their families.
We are profoundly disappointed in the behavior exhibited last night by the students and adults involved in the altercation. We do not condone or tolerate violence of any kind in our schools. Any students or adults found in violation of the district’s Code of Conduct will face disciplinary consequences.
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