Four boys arrested in connection with stolen vehicle, fight in Harford Co.
According to the Harford County Sheriff's Office, at 11:30, deputies responded responded to Eloise Lane, for the report of a stolen vehicle. About an hour later, a school resource officer from Joppatowne High School approached a boy, who he recognized was not a student at the school.
The boy then reportedly tried to run from the school, but was caught by the school resource officer. Investigators say that two boys, one 14 and the other 15, stole a vehicle from Eloise Lane and went to Edgewood Middle School, where they picked up two other 14-year-old boys and continued to Joppatowne High School.
When they got to the high school, they were involved in a fight with an 18-year-old boy in the school's cafeteria. Before the school resource officer realized the assault, he reportedly recognized one of the suspects who was leaving, and knowing that the boy was not a Joppatowne High School student, confronted him.
The victim was taken to the University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. No weapons were involved in the incident. How the juveniles got into the high school is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Southern Precinct at 410-612-1717.
According to police, three 14-year-old boys were charged with assault, and trespassing. The 15-year-old was charged with theft of an auto. assault and trespassing.
The victim is listed as a student at Joppatown High School.