NASHUA — Police responded to a disturbance that took place at Nashua High School North yesterday.
The incident occurred following a basketball game between Nashua High School North and Manchester Memorial High School.
The incident involved students and players from both schools.
Although a detail officer was present at the game, the officer was overwhelmed by the number of students involved as the incident quickly unfolded.
Additional officers responded to the school to disperse the crowd and ensure the safety of the students and staff.
The investigating officers from the School Resource Officers assigned to the Special Investigations Division worked closely with Nashua School District Staff and Administration to identify all involved students.
As a result of the investigation, ten students, many from Nashua High School North, were arrested and charged with riot.
The severity of the charge is due to the fact that riot is considered a Class B Felony, which is punishable by up to seven years imprisonment, exclusive of fines.
Three of the defendants were adults and were charged as such.
The adults include:
Anthony Michel, age 19, of Nashua.
Vincent Falcone age 18, of Nashua.
Eduardo Valdes, age 18, of Nashua.
The juvenile cases will be handled in Nashua District Court and are not open to the public.
The adult arraignments will be at the Hillsborough County Superior Court- Southern District at a later date.
The Nashua Police Department and Nashua School District said they have a zero-tolerance policy for violent or other dangerous behaviors on school grounds.