Play fight in Memorial High School cafeteria turns real, student arrested, Madison police say
Two students at Memorial High School were in a play fight Tuesday, throwing air punches at each other, but when the fight turned real, one student was injured and the other arrested.
Demonta Meeks, 17, Madison, was arrested on a tentative charge of substantial battery, Madison police said.
The fight happened in the cafeteria of the school, 201 S. Gammon Road, at about 2:15 p.m.
The injured student, also 17, received a head cut that required stitches.
“Video showed the arrested teen throwing a punch at the victim, and also making a stomping motion toward the victim’s head while he was on the ground,” said police spokesman Joel DeSpain.