Senior Prank Turns Violent

Fight at Binghamton High School

By WBNG News

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 5:48 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG/Binghamton) Binghamton police report 4 adults injured breaking up fight at Binghamton High School and 10 students were arrested.

Click here for the Binghamton School District statement

Police say three Binghamton officers were injured.

Lisa Zikuski is a school resource officer.

She was hit in the face with a cell phone.

Sergeant Donald Burke was punched in the face several times.

Two assistant principals, Gerald Lynch and Martin Klein, were also injured.

Klein was taken to a hospital suffering from a substantial eye injury.

The school remained in lock down until the 2:40 pm dismissal.

Police will be deployed during dismissal to ensure there are no further incidents.

At about 11:15am Thursday, a call came from the school calling for backup.

Students told Action News the incident started as a planned senior prank which was a food fight in the cafeteria.

We're told about 100 students and staff were involved in the fight or in breaking up the fight.

There are no reports of student injuries.

Binghamton Police, Broome Sheriff's deputies, Johnson City, Vestal Police officers and State Police responded to the scene.

The video report is from a live interview with the police chief during Action News at Noon.

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