Four teens enter Harford Co. high school illegally

All four facing assault and trespassing charges
Posted at 11:21 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-14 07:30:08-04

Some Harford County parents are scared and upset that four students who don't even attend Joppatowne High School were able to gain access to a place they say should be safe.

"The idea that people could get into the school that weren't supposed to be in there, it's concerning," parent, Destiny Monks, told ABC2.

Monks' son goes to Joppatowne High School.  She's unnerved by a now-viral video, seen all over social media, of a fight that broke out in the school's cafeteria Tuesday.

"I'm terrified.  They could've had a gun they could've done anything.  Luckily it was just a fight," Monks said.

What's worse, the four teens involved, aren't even students there.

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"I wasn't a fight amongst students that went to the school that were supposed to be there," said Monks.

 The Harford County Sheriff's Office said the situation began to unfold around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday morning when two teens; 14 and 15 years old, stole a car from Eloise Lane in Edgewood.  From there, they say the teens picked up two students from Edgewood Middle School.  The foursome made their way to Joppatowne High School.  The principal said in a message to parents, that they got in from a door a Joppatowne student exited from.

 Investigators say the teens then got to the cafeteria and assaulted a boy during lunch. A school resource officer noticed one of the boys was not a Joppatowne student.  He confronted and held him.  The victim was taken to the hospital.  

All four teens face assault and trespassing charges. School leaders are reminding students, staff, and parents that only the main entrance doors should ever be used.