Violence At Fenger H.S. In Chicago Continues Despite Public Outcry

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Christian Fenger Chicago

CHICAGO – Two Fenger High School students were arrested in separate incidents — including one in which a juvenile allegedly threatened to kill a security guard — inside the Far South Side school Friday, according to police.

Officers responded to a battery in progress after the first incident which happened about 8:30 a.m. at the school, in the 11200 block of South Wallace Avenue, according to police.

A 17-year-old male student was allegedly walking around the halls without a hall pass, according to police.

The male security guard who works for the school told him to return to class but he said he was on his way to the washroom and didn’t need a pass and tried to walk past the guard, according to police.

After the guard told the student a third time that he was to get back to  class the teen allegedly swung around and pushed the guard in the chest with both hands,  causing the guard to stumble backwards, according got police.

The teen, Blaise Smith, of the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue, was taken into custody by the security guard and was charged as an adult with misdemeanor battery, according to police.

About 1 p.m. a 16-year-old male juvenile was in a conversation with the principal of the school when he allegedly pushed her out of the way and attempted to leave school, according to police.

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