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6 more charged in Chicago-area high school brawl

Published: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 7:15 a.m. CDT

RICHTON PARK — Six more high school students are facing charges after a brawl erupted outside a high school in Chicago's south suburbs.

That brings the total number of students facing legal troubles from the melee to 16.

The Southtown Star reports a 14- and 15-year-old are charged with felonies for making a bomb threat and planting a fake bomb at Rich Central High in Olympia Fields Monday.

That prompted an evacuation of 1,400 students from the school, who were bused to rival Rich South. Once they were there, someone pulled a fire alarm, sending about 2,800 students from both schools outside where fights began.

It took police about an hour to control the violence.

Twelve students are facing felonies. Four are charged with misdemeanors.

Three students and a teacher were injured.

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