10 Students Charged in Rich South High School Fight

Ben Bradley, ABC 7 (Chicago), October 2, 2013

Ten students were charged Tuesday after a fight broke out Monday afternoon at Rich South High School in south suburban Richton Park.

Three students were trampled, a staff member was hit in the face and a police officer hurt his knee after a fight broke out among students. It started when 1,400 students from Rich Central High School were taken to Rich South because of a bomb scare.


“It was just like 200 people running at you at once, it was really crazy,” said a student who witnessed the fight.

Students call it crazy, but police call it a “major disturbance.” On Monday afternoon, a bomb threat that included a threatening note attached to a box with wires at Rich Central High School led administrators to put all 1,400 students on buses and move them to Rich South High School. When they arrived, someone pulled a fire alarm sending another 1,000 kids outside.

“They decided to get up and walk around the whole school and they were jumping on everyone’s cars,” said Laronica Wilborn, student, Rich South High School.

That’s when a fight broke out between students from the two schools.

“They wanted to fight a long time ago, they had the opportunity and they went for it and a lot of people got hurt,” said Wilborn.


Dozens of police officers from surrounding suburbs and Cook County rushed to the school. Administrators say bringing students from two schools together on one campus was actually an evacuation plan they prepared with police over the summer.


[Editor’s Note: The 90 percent of students at Rich South High School are black, compared to 95 percent of students at Rich Central High School.]

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  • Puggg

    So this was really a fight, not a “fight” that they call 30 blacks beating up on one white.

    The bomb threat at the first school then the fire alarm being pulled at the other school makes me think that there was some level of pre planning.

    • [Guest]

      That’s what I thought, especially concerning the fire alarm. Someone wanted the scholars from the second school outside when the scholars from the first school arrived.

      The results were totally predictable.

      • Puggg

        I don’t think they’re smart enough to plan that far out. I think the bomb threat was real, but once that school’s students were bused to the other school, whose students are the first school’s students’ rivals, then someone took the opportunity to bang the fire alarm, so that rivals could tie up some loose ends and settle some disputes.

  • [Guest]

    I wonder what percentage of the population, knowing all the facts of this incident, would see any racial element to it. And I wonder what percentage would ADMIT to seeing the racial element.

    • MBlanc46

      I’ll bet most people, black white and otherwise, see the racial element in it. Admitting that there’s a racial element in it is something quite different.

    • Who was it that sung the song:

      Just like Laronica said, be my little baby?

      Oh that’s right, Eddie Money.

  • MekongDelta69

    “Can’t we ALL just get along?”


    • [Guest]

      Queer, ain’t it? The students of Rich Central High School and those of Rich South High School are on fighting terms, but we’re supposed to bridge the diversity gap and love, honor, and obey all of ’em.

  • Spartacus

    Were all the same…

    • MekongDelta69

      “Gee Mr. Cleaver, I think you have it backwards.”

      “Don’t beez so ‘old-skoo’ boy. Dis be da way we rollz nah.”

    • bigone4u

      The only TV I watch is the old shows and movies. You’ve just remnded me why. Ugh, those two on the right are disgusting.
      PS You must have a big library of these posters. You’ve got some good ones.

      • Spartacus

        Yup, it’s really big .

      • NorthSea

        Sociology Majors.

        • They might have degrees in sociology, but they are not sociologists. One of my degrees is in sociology and I can do things with numbers that none of them could ever dream of doing.

      • I turned off my TV a month ago. I have used it once since, to check when the third quarter of the Bears-Steelers game began so I wouldn’t have to deal with idiots at the grocery store.

      • CharlesFinley

        I believe Al Gore took all those pictures….

    • Don’t think Leave It To Beaver wasn’t full of racism. Look closely at the picture I use for my avatar on Disqus.

      I got the idea to use this as my all around general purpose avatar for anything after the noose hysteria in Jena, Louisiana.

    • Luca

      The two specimens on the right simply need an Algebra class and they’ll be Nobel laureates in no time at all.

      • libertarian1234

        You’re right, of course.

        But when I think about the Afro-Centrists trying to convince people that these types of 68 I.Q. retards built the pyramids I’ve got to laugh, because I have no doubt they’re representative of the ones in Nubia (Sudan/Ethiopia area) in ancient times.

        • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

          oh, they “built” them alright.

          But from the end of a whip.

          design and engineer do not = build

    • The libtard mantra that “we are all the same” seems even more absurd once one understands that even Europeans are not all the same. One of my favorite jokes helps illustrate this:

      Q. What is the difference between Heaven and Hell?

      A. In Heaven, the cooks are French, the cops are Irish, the innkeepers are English, the lovers are Italian and the mechanics are German. In Hell, the cooks are English, the innkeepers are French, the mechanics are Italian, the cops are German and the lovers are Irish.

      A more international variant of the same joke:

      A. In Heaven, one has an American salary, an English house, Mexican food and a Japanese wife. In Hell, one has a Japanese house, a Mexican salary, English food and an American wife.

  • Rhialto

    I have a simple minded question: Why didn’t the managers of Rich Central just let the youfs out? The youfs would have left the building, and the entire mess would have been avoided. Surely the school managers have enough knowledge of youf behavior to know the danger of bringing the youfs of the two schools together.

    • MikeofAges

      If they had let them out, they might have put their average daily attendance money at risk. Or at least have had to spend time doing documentation.

      Also, consider, if the kids had been let out early, some of them might have gone prowling around the neighborhood. Then the district could have been liable. They wanted to have them at a school facility. Probably did not foresee the consequences. Or, if they did, hoped they would be minimal.

      • MBlanc46

        They sure should have foreseen the consequences. I could have told them what the consequences would be.

    • Rhialto

      Noting the other comments made, let me respond to my own question. Perhaps the school managers did not want to set a precedent by suspending classes and calling it quits for the day. This would encourage the use of bomb threats to get out early from school. The managers thought that moving them to another school and isolating them, would discourage this tactic. Apparently, the managers underestimated the cleverness of young minority minds. Setting off the fire alarm at the opportune time, effectively eliminated any benefits of the student interschool movement.

  • Luca

    [Editor’s Note: The 90 percent of students at Rich South High School are black, compared to 95 percent of students at Rich Central High School.]

    My heart goes out to the 10% and 5% of students who are non-black. Can you imagine the hell they face every school day?

    • Spartacus

      Can you imagine what formidable warriors the White ones will become, if only they keep strong until their ordeal is over ?

    • I would have quit school than rather live in that environment.

      I have a tale to tell about this some day and it is why the way I am.

      • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

        ditto here

    • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

      been there, was that

    • That’s awful! Even the federal prison I was sent to was only about 1/3 black.

      • Magician


        Let me guess

        1/3 Black
        1/3 Amigos
        1/3 White guys who got caught using n word

  • bigone4u

    Too bad Sidney Poitier (To Sir With Love) wasn’t there to calm things down. Oh wait, that only happens in the movies and what happens in real life is never in the movies. Those who run Hollywood propagandize us with their Magic Negros, but the Magic Negro in the White House has shown us clearly that “That Old Black Magic” is bull. Obongo may not be violent personally, but he sure loves his drones, when he’s not golfing or hanging out with Reggie.

    • Dave4088

      Morgan Freeman would have been able to quell the disturbance.

  • I understand that “learning algebra” will these eliminate so-called major disturbances.


  • Raised Its Ugly Head

    “When it’s Diversity vs. Diversity, my White privilege tells me to cheer for the Diversity.”


  • APaige

    They should know their students are too dumb to make a bomb.

    • Spartacus

      Good point .

    • Rhialto

      True, but the students had sufficient cognitive capacities to initiate the ignitive situational alarm that facilitated the non-optimal interaction which seems to have resulted beween the two student bodies.

  • MBlanc46

    It’s hard to imagine that administrators didn’t know that bringing together groups of rival young blacks would result in violence. They certainly should have known.

  • Paleoconn

    This is what they do

  • bubo

    Arguing about supply side economic theory no doubt.

  • Love the moniker.

  • Juan Outtamany

    With that kind of diversity, how do they even call them schools anymore?

    • A better question is why the state of California has recently been complaining that they don’t have more of these “yoofs” in their schools.

  • Once upon a time…

    The Los Angeles area used to be a wonderful place in which to live.

  • Lars

    All prep for the university, a whole lotta pimping going on at my community college as far as I can tell. But only for the first week or two, then the pimps can withdraw from class without any penalty. Books are scarce on the pimps.

  • pelermon

    When you see a melon with two spark plugs sticking out of it, what do you do?