A story by Steven Elbow from the Capital Times, November 10:
A brawl that police say was gang-related led to the arrest of four teenage boys Wednesday at Memorial High School.
The fight broke out in the school cafeteria just before 1:30 p.m. when one student reportedly stepped on another student’s foot. That sparked a fight that involved several students.
The arrested students, two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds, face disorderly conduct charges. Charges are pending against others who were involved, police said.
The incident follows several other recent gang-related fights and weapons violations at the school.
On Oct. 24, two boys confronted a third about over his gang affiliation, setting off a brawl that eventually drew several friends and family members. That same day, in an unrelated incident, a student punched a teacher in the face after the teacher asked the student to remove his hat.
The week before that saw four weapons-related incidents at the school, including one student with a loaded handgun in the parking lot and another student who had a large knife and a stash of ammunition in his car.