Swissvale police are increasing patrols near a school bus stop where two major brawls happened the past few days. They've been told to expect more violence.
Cell phone videos captured by students show a crowd of as many as 60 students and parents fighting in the streets of Swissvale, on both Monday (01/07) and Tuesday (01/08). Police are still rounding up suspects.
Says Chief Greg Geppert, “We've identified right now about 15 people, adults and students, parents of some of the students, and everybody that's been identified by us will be arrested."
Police say they have already arrested five adults and minors, and are looking for close to a dozen more. The students, and parents were reportedly from the Woodland Hills School district. Police from four departments made their presence known at the bus stop where the last brawl took place. They're ready for anything.
Superintendent Alan Johnson commented, “It was appalling. I’ve been very disappointed.”
Woodland Hills School Superintendent Alan Johnson says any students involved with the brawls will be suspended and expelled from school if possible. He has worked hard in the past to change the school district's violent image.