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Police Report: High School Fistfight Sparked Over Twitter

The latest in Whitefish Bay police reports also includes a report of a man who was cited for looking in house windows last week.

Twitter is a social networking tool that connects people across the world through real-time communication, but last week, two Whitefish Bay High School students used the social network to start a fight.

A 16-year-old Milwaukee boy suffered head injuries, a facial contusion and a nose fracture after a fight with a 16-year-old Glendale boy after school on April  30. When police arrived, the Milwaukee boy was lying on the ground, semi-conscious with blood coming from his nose and ear. The boy's mother declined medical transport and drove him to the hospital herself.

According to a police report, the fight started Friday, when the Milwaukee boy tweeted that he could steal the Glendale boy's girlfriend from him. The two tweeted at each other over the weekend and talked about fighting on Monday.

After the fight, the Glendale boy panicked and left the school. He was arrested behind a garage of a house on North Idlewild Avenue just north of Hampton Road. When he saw the police walking the yards looking for him, he called out to the officer and was cooperative.

The Glendale boy was cited for battery and the Milwaukee boy for disorderly conduct.

In other Whitefish Bay police news:

  • Police were called to at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday on report of a counterfeit $10 bill passed at Subway on Port Washington Road. The bank will contact the Secret Service.
  • An 18-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested at 2 p.m. Friday in the 4600 block of North Larkin Street on report of him going through yards, looking in house windows and looking over fences. He was taken into custody on two warrants through the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office and issued a municipal prowling citation. He was cited for disorderly conduct for behavior while in custody. He was released into custody of the sheriff's office.
  • A 39-year-old Milwaukee man was cited for retail theft at 7:38 p.m. Friday after reported a shoplifter just left the store. The man admitted to concealing $63.34 worth of liquor with intent to leave store without paying for it, but removed it after observing employees call police.
Nate Jamison May 08, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Interesting that both of the students involved in the fight don't actually live in Whitefish Bay. I wonder what percentage of discipline problems in the schools are caused by non-residents.
AWD May 09, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Chapter 220?
insider May 16, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I'm not sure if I'd call the above comments bias of ignorent. The fact is, one of the student was bullied by the other. The fight was not set up by both students. One student said on twitter what he was going to do to the other on monday. Fact: the school has a vidio recording of the fight and there were about 30 plus student surrounding the two students waiting see a fight. One of the students was pushed into the other one. Now tell me do you think those surrounding were non-residents?
insider May 16, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I have another comment or fact. The whitefish bay night court was full of " white fish bay resident students. If you want to point out differences, point this out. A group of white fish bay students had lawyers and it was requested that their charges were undisclosed. The " non residents" had no lawyers and it's all over. By the way, I'm not a parent of either of these students. I feel bad for then both.

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