A Tinley Park man and two juveniles have been charged after struggling with police after a recent Stagg High School basketball game.
Kevin P. Walsh, 18, is charged with battery to a police officer, resisting arrest and mob action, according to Palos Hills police. One juvenile who police said was being unruly was charged with mob action. A second juvenile also involved is accused of mob action and resisting police.
After a disturbance inside a basketball game at Stagg against Andrew High School on Dec. 7, students that were being escorted outside by police became more unruly and fought with officers, police said.
A District 230 official said administrators from both schools quickly responded to an altercation inside the school after the game but managed to subdue the students and prevent a fight from breaking out.
Later on, Walsh allegedly pushed one of the officers away from his friend and then resisted when cops tried to arrest him, according to police. One of the juveniles allegedly also resisted police, while the other was arrested without incident.
Police did not provide information about the juveniles, other than the charges filed against them. A District 230 spokeswoman said students' privacy rights prevent the release of personal information.
"It is unfortunate that a school event ended in this fashion," said Palos Hills Police Chief Paul J. Madigan. "Three students acting the way they did, and ultimately fighting with the police, are only reiterating how important it is to think before you act. Students today often fail to recognize the impact their actions can have on their future."