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Fights Lead To Lockdown Of Charlotte Amalie High School Today


CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A fight just after noon today led to administrators of the Charlotte Amalie High School locking down the facility.

Police said one male student slipped and fell to the second floor of the high school today about 12 p.m. during a “skirmish,” but was not injured. Several students were involved in the fight.

Another student, police did not specify if the student was male or female, was transported to the Schneider Regional Hospital and Medical Center after suffering an anxiety attack.

Principal Aged Wards said the Charlotte Amalie High School campus will remain on lock down until 3 p.m. today.

Police were expected to return to CAHS at 2:30 p.m. today to assist with keeping the peace when school was dismissed.

There were no gun or knife play during the fights, according to police.

Wards has begun an administrative investigation into the incident.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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