A student from Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Florida was arrested Friday after he allegedly started a food fight that grew to include a large majority of the school’s students, news sources report. Information regarding the 17-year-old student’s identity was not available following his arrest; he was booked into police custody on charges of striking a school employee and resisting arrest without violence. It is unclear whether the suspect qualified for bail bond or any other special release terms. The press did not say whether the suspect has hired an attorney.
Cyprus Bay High School is part of the Broward County School District and teaches grades 9-12. At this present time, there are an estimated 4,400 students enrolled at the school. So far, both the school and district have remained mum regarding the incident.
The food fight reportedly started Friday afternoon during the suspect’s lunch period. Sources say the other students might have been dared the suspect to start the fight. The food fight eventually escalated and moved to the school courtyard, reports say. “The disturbance started as a food fight,” a police spokesperson said. “It was really large, probably hundreds of spectators.”
An assistant principal reportedly grabbed ahold of the suspect in an effort to break up the fight. The suspect pulled away from the teacher and struck him, reports say. Police showed up moments later, placed the suspect under arrest, and ended the fight. No one appears to have been seriously injured in the incident.
Detectives are currently reviewing surveillance video at the school to determine whether any additional suspects were involved in inciting the fight. So far, no other arrests have been made.
In other news, Joshua Nadelhoffer of Jupiter was arrested Monday after he allegedly stole a Camaro from a rent-a-car parking lot, reports say. Nadelhoffer, 29, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of burglary and grand theft auto. It is unclear whether he qualified for bail or hired legal representation.
According to reports, Nadelhoffer has been arrested five times since early February on charges such as burglary, threatening a police officer, and defrauding an innkeeper. His license has also been suspended nine times, sources say. On March 15, he was cited for driving with a suspended license, reports indicate.
This latest incident occurred around 4:15 Monday morning at the Hertz Rent-A-Car parking lot near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Nadelhoffer allegedly broke into a parking garage, got into a red 2013 Chevy Camaro, started it, and tried to leave the lot. However, a security guard at the exit gate refused to let Nadelhoffer leave the lot. Nadelhoffer reportedly drove through the gate and over a set of spikes, which flattened three of the Camaro’s tires.
Police pursued Nadelhoffer down the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 until all four tires of the Camaro had deflated. The damaged vehicle spun out and came to a dead stop. Nadelhoffer reportedly refused to exit the car and had to be removed by force. No one appears to have been injured in the chase.