Students leaving Proviso East High School on their last day of school May 31 were involved in a fight that carried into the streets of Maywood for several hours, police said.
At least 10 students were arrested, including a girl allegedly using two chef’s knives after being beaten down by other students, and the fight required more than 40 officers from neighboring agencies including Oak Park, Forest Park, Westchester, Bellwood and Broadview, Maywood Police Chief Tim Curry said.
At times the group was 300 strong, Curry said, with people gathering to watch the disturbance.
The district also said that witness accounts show that other adults and former students joined in the disturbance.
Maywood Police reportedly said the fight tied up police for hours and is still under investigation.