Glenpool student arrested, another hospitalized after walkout leads to fight
GLENPOOL, Okla. (KTUL) —
According to the Glenpool Police Department, a 17-year-old high school student was arrested and another badly injured after a fight about the student walkout escalated Wednesday morning at Glenpool High School.
Police say the incident started when the older student allegedly took to Snapchat Tuesday night to voice his disagreement about the walkout.
On Wednesday, the older student and a 16-year-old, who was in support of the walkout, got into a fight.
The 16-year-old victim was badly beaten, police say, and is recovering in the hospital.
There was a YouTube video that surfaced of the fight but has since been deleted.
According to police, there was a student who was much smaller than the teens that tried to help the victim.
The suspect was arrested on complaints of aggravated assault and battery.
The walkout was held for the students to show their support and solidarity against gun violence.