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Play fight in Memorial High School cafeteria turns real, student arrested, Madison police say

January 24, 2019

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.

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