A third physical altercation in two days happened between two students on the grounds of Yorkville High School Thursday, Nov. 21 morning.
According to a press release issued by the Yorkville Police Department, officers responded to a reported physical altercation between a 16-year-old juvenile student and a 17-year-old juvenile student that took place at 7:15 a.m. Thursday on the main campus of Yorkville High School.
Following investigations by school administrators and the Yorkville Police Department, both students have been charged with battery. The cases were referred to the office of the Kendall County State's Attorney, according to Deputy Chief Behr Pfizenmaier.
Thursday's altercation marks the fourth case of battery in one week that has occurred on the main campus of Yorkville High School.
The previous day, two 17-year-old juvenile students and a 16-year-old juvenile student were charged with battery in connection with two separate altercations that took place on school grounds. On Thursday, Nov. 14, two 16-year-old juveniles were charged with battery following a physical altercation on school grounds.
Yorkville High School principal David Travis sent a letter to parents and guardians Thursday, Nov. 21, asking for their support and cooperation in curbing the recent spate of fighting at the school.
"All of us are responsible for student safety and defending the reputation of Yorkville High School," Travis wrote.
School officials said anyone with concerns, especially students, are encouraged to speak directly with a school administrator, dean, counselor or social worker, or to send anonymous information to administrators through the district's "Y Not Say Something" tip line, accessible through the district app or at www.y115.org/tipline.