PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten – On Thursday, November 1st a police at approximately 1:00 p.m. a police patrol was directed by the Emergency Dispatch to go in the vicinity of the Roman Catholic Church in Reward in connection with a serious fight that was going on between students from secondary schools.
On the scene the investigating officers were informed that those involved in the fights used sticks as weapons. During the fight two students suffered injuries to the head which had to be stitched.
In connection with this fight one female (14) and one male (15) were arrested and taken to the Police Station in Philipsburg where they were handed over to the Juvenile and Morals department for questioning. After questioning both suspects were released in the custody of their parents.
It is still unclear why this fight took place and will be investigated by the Juvenile and Morals Department to determine the exact cause.