Mt. Vernon Register-News

October 11, 2013

High school tightens security


CNHI News Service

MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Township High School officials have indicated the school is on "heightened security" following a fight on the campus Thursday.

School officials confirmed Friday morning that at least five individuals were involved in an altercation around the noon hour.

Mt. Vernon Police have confirmed three male subjects were taken into custody, and charged with battery. One of those involved in the altercation was treated at a local hospital for an injury to the face area.

School officials consider the incident an isolated case, however, they are taking precautions to ensure student safety.