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“Foooooooood Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiight!”

foodfight.jpgLast Thursday, a food fight broke out in the cafeteria of West Aurora High School, a school 30 miles outside of Chi-Town. The massive fight, involving many of the 200 students in the cafeteria at the time, led to several injuries and three arrests. The fight was apparently a “senior prank,” and rumors about it had been circulating the school for a week. Cops were called in, and one cop was injured as he chased the alleged instigator (he tripped over a student who had fallen to the ground, and broke his foot in the process). A couple of school officials were also injured during the scuffle.

The alleged instigator, meanwhile, is one Demetrius Oglesby. He currently faces a felony charge of resisting arrest while two other students face misdemeanor charges - one is looking at charges of mob action and disorderly conduct, while the other faces an assault charge. One senior who was in the cafeteria for the food hucking gave this commentary: “It was just insane. Things like milk cartons, full pop bottles and blue slushies were flying around. Kids literally bought the food to throw it and, to me, that’s a little expensive.” The principal was similarly unimpressed: “A prank is something that’s funny and doesn’t harm anything or anyone, but a food fight is entirely different - a bad choice, bad judgment.”

At least these students had the good judgment to keep their mess contained within the cafeteria. I recall one senior prank my senior year, where a couple of the senior football meatheads decided to huck eggs at students in different classrooms. It was funny as hell to watch (at least for me, since I wasn’t one of those pelted by egg and covered in yolk), but it must’ve been a royal pain for the janitorial staff to clean up.