Metro Police Arrest Sixteen Students After Fight at John Overton High School

Jason Gonzales, The Tennessean, November 21 2017


A total of 16 students were arrested by police in the incident between male students of Latino and Kurdish descent, according to a Metro police tweet.

Fourteen of the students were juveniles and two were adults, according to Michelle Michaud, district spokeswoman.


The school was placed on what the district calls a “lockout” at about 11 a.m., Michaud said. During a “lockout,” school activity continues, outside doors are locked and limited traffic is allowed in and out of the school, according to Metro Schools.


A Metro police spokesman didn’t immediately have details Tuesday afternoon about the incident.

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