A basketball contest between New Jersey high school teams from Hackensack and Teaneck ended with a fight and two people being arrested.
The brawl occurred shortly after the basketball game ended at Hackensack High School in Hackensack, NJ. Teaneck High School reportedly won the game by a score of 75-65.
A large crowd of people gathered after the basketball contest and reportedly started to engage in unruly behavior, prompting Hackensack school officials to notify the Hackensack Police Department. Police then dispatched several officers to the school.
The Hackensack police director later said that the officers were called to the scene because “a fight broke out and it started to escalate.” When the Hackensack police officers arrived at the school, they instructed the people to disperse and leave the area.
Thankfully, nobody sustained any serious injuries as a result of the fight.
Hackensack police officers ultimately arrested two people in connection with the brawl.
The two individuals who were arrested may be charged with aggravated assault, depending on the outcome of an investigation.
If the suspects are eventually convicted of aggravated assault, they could face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, a conviction on third degree aggravated assault charges could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in High School Brawl after Hackensack-Teaneck Game.”