Police arrest two JFK students after school riot

SHELTER-IN-PLACE: Two John F. Kennedy High School students were taken into custody after a riot broke out at the school yesterday morning. Post file photo

Education officials confirmed that two students have been taken into custody after this morning's fight between an unknown number of teens. 

Guam Department of Education is investigating what they are calling a riot. 

"Thankfully, there were no serious injuries reported," Superintendent Jon Fernandez stated. "Students with minor injuries were treated by the school nurse."

The Guam Fire Department had dispatched medics to the Upper Tumon high school but they didn't transport students. 

GPD confirmed they took the two students into custody but haven't released any information regarding their response to the incident. 

Fernandez said the videos taken during the fight that have been posted and are being widely circulated on social media will be used as part of the ongoing investigation.

"We can confirm that two students were taken into custody. No further details will be released while the investigation is ongoing," Fernandez stated. “We are grateful that no serious injuries were reported and we thank the Guam Police Department for the swift response and support of our schools. We also thank our school personnel who helped to end and contain the riot. We will ensure there are appropriate consequences for all involved in today’s incident. There is no tolerance for violence at our schools.” 

At 11:40 a.m., school administrators executed a shelter-in-place in response to the fight that broke out at the school's cafeteria. It's unclear how many students were involved in the riot.

“Rioting occurs when four or more students participate in violent or disorderly conduct where injury or property damage may occur,” according to the Department of Education statement that was released at about 12:30 p.m. “The Guam Police Department is on-site responding to this incident. GDOE School Resource Officers have also been dispatched to assist. We will inform the public once the all clear has been given.”

The school day ended at 1:45 p.m. and students were dismissed as scheduled "in a controlled manner," DOE officials stated.