Two Men Charged with Assault after Brawl at Hackensack High Basketball Game
The brawl occurred at the end of a basketball contest between Hackensack High School and Teaneck High School in Hackensack, New Jersey. The team from Teaneck reportedly won the game by a score of 75-65.
A large crowd of people got together after the basketball game and allegedly became unruly. This prompted Hackensack school officials to contact the Hackensack Police Department, which dispatched a number of police officers to the school.
The Hackensack police director later indicated that the police officers were sent to the school because “a fight broke out and it started to escalate.” When Hackensack police got to the school, they told the crowd to disperse and leave the area.
Thankfully, nobody was seriously injured as a result of the brawl.
Hackensack police officers ended up placing to people under arrest. It is possible that the individuals who were arrested will be charged with aggravated assault, depending on the outcome of an investigation by Hackensack police.
If the suspects are convicted of aggravated assault, they could be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, a conviction for third degree aggravated assault could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
To learn more about this case, read the NJ.com article, “2 Arrested in High School Brawl after Hackensack-Teaneck Game.”