Police: More arrests in Plano high school brawl possible

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by MARIE SAAVEDRA

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Posted on November 4, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 12:08 AM

PLANO ––With one punch, a rivalry turned into a riot. 

"It's not surprising. It's a rivalry," said Plano Senior High Student Jonathan. He asked News 8 not to use his last name. 

He and his friends were at a Whataburger Restaurant in Plano off Coit late Friday night, after a football game against Plano West. A few hundred students from both schools joined him. 

"The Plano West kids were chanting 'Wolfpack, Wolfpack' and we were doing our 'P-town' chant," said Jonathan. "A lot of drinks were being thrown. I got slushie and Coke all over my back."

And, no surprise, it was all caught on camera. News 8 spoke with the Plano West teen who captured the video on her cell phone and posted it online. She did not want to be identified. Her video has had 21,000 views as of Monday night. 

"All of a sudden a bunch of girls started screaming and I saw people shoving. Someone threw a punch and I kept recording, not knowing what was going on," she said. 

A Plano High student also recorded the arrest of one of two teens police booked that night. 

"Typically we don't have any problems. This is clearly the biggest problem we've ever had out there," said Plano Police Officer David Tilley. 

The department took in two 17-year-olds that evening, who now face assault charges. More of their fellow students could also be charged, as school resource officers work to identify more teens in the video. 

And in the meantime, officers are planning for next Friday . They say with games between Plano Senior High and Allen, plus Plano West vs. Plano East, there is a threat of another brawl. 

Tilley says the department will draft a special plan for extra patrols.

"The potential's going to be high. It's definitely something we're concerned about, so we're going to take necessary action to make sure that our kids are safe, that they follow the rules, that they don't get out there and start any chaos or riots," he said. 

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