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Teen charged with biting cop during lunchtime brawl at West Side school

Police say a 17-year-old student bit a Chicago Police officer in the hand three times as the officer tried to arrest her after a large fight during lunch Thursday at a West Side high school.

The girl, who police are not naming, is charged as an adult with one felony count of aggravated battery to a police officer, as well as a misdemeanor count of mob action, police said.

She is accused of biting a female police officer who was assigned to monitor lunch at Al Raby High School, 3545 W. Fulton Blvd., about 12:22 p.m., police said.

The girl was one of several students involved in a fight with another group of students. The teen, along with three other students allegedly were yelling, swinging their arms and shouting at the other group of students.

The officer tried to get the girls to stop fighting but the 17-year-old pulled away several times. The officer used “necessary force” to arrest the girl. That’s when the teen bit the officer on the hand three times, police said.

Three other teens were charged as juveniles with a misdemeanor count of mob action, police said.

The officer’s injuries were minor, police said.



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