Few answers in West High fight
The fight between two groups of youths eventually spilled over into the high school cafeteria. Police said the initial fight involved both West students and others, who met at Flaherty Lane and Schuyler Street, which is about two blocks north of the high school.
Bayne received a small stab wound to the center-left of his torso and was treated at a local hospital, said police, who identified and located him later in the evening. They said the injury was not serious, and he had apparently fled after getting stabbed.
Recriminations then spilled over to the West High School cafeteria, where School Resource Officer Brian Attardo and school faculty encountered a physical confrontation between several people, police said.
"Subsequent to (the) stabbing, several subjects were chased from the scene by members of the opposing group. They were chased south on Flaherty Lane, across Hecker Street, and into West High School, where a confrontation ensued in the school's cafeteria," police said in a statement.
On Thursday afternoon, West High principal John Rist said the incident did not take place on West property. He was not in his office late Friday morning to take a call.
According to Superintendent Tom Brennan's office, he is awaiting an update from Rist before communicating any information.
"Witness accounts indicate that the fight on Flaherty Lane had been pre-arranged due to past conflicts among the people involved and their associates," a police statement said.