12 charged, five cops hurt in melee a...

12 charged, five cops hurt in melee at Franklin High School homecoming

There are 16 comments on the Courier News story from Oct 26, 2009, titled 12 charged, five cops hurt in melee at Franklin High School homecoming. In it, Courier News reports that:

A dozen people were arrested and five police officers injured following a series of fights that broke out during the annual Franklin High School Homecoming Dance Friday night at the school on Elizabeth Avenue, authorities said.

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emoni p fhs student

Spotswood, NJ

#1 Oct 26, 2009
yes even though i was not at homecoming on friday october23,2009 i still would like to say something about what happend because i know what happend from begging to end.i think it was very wrong and just not right.frnaklin cops think they just have the rihgt to just do what ever and noone will have no reacion or something to say,not everyone is gonna take it.thats why there was so much retalition going on.most of the kids where innocent and some parents to what the cops did was just not right at all.my frineds were sprayed and trampled and beat up on for no reason at all this is just not right and it wont just go away or something that people can forget.
if you act like

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Oct 27, 2009
an animal, you get treated like an animal

Hillsborough, NJ

#3 Oct 27, 2009
if you act like wrote:
an animal, you get treated like an animal
Wait til the fact come out, jerk. There's a lot more to the story. Judge not lest...

High Falls, NY

#4 Oct 28, 2009
emoni p fhs student, work on your language/grammar skills. There were so many it made it difficult to read.
like i said

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Oct 28, 2009
the police dont go and look for trouble...if someone acts like an animal, they get treated like an animal, period....cops in franklin should get a LOT of credit with all the ANIMALS they have to deal with on a daily basis....but everyone forgets that, just like this situation, im sure if the people involved listened to the police, then this wouldnt have happened...which leads me to say again, if you act like an animal you get treated like an ANIMAL...cage and all!!!! JERK

Belle Mead, NJ

#6 Oct 31, 2009
Franklin police don't have it as bad as some other townships. However, in the last 5 to 10 years, there has been a spike in crime throughout the township as the population has risen. Most of these offenders are folks that have move into the rea in that 5 to 10 year timeframe...........

Hillsborough, NJ

#7 Nov 1, 2009
I'm a franklin high school I would like to state and speak to everyone who has called us animals and for the people who thought this was funny. Ok we are not the ghetto but we are not a utopia. Yes we have a problems and we can't blame anyone for them. What happened that night was police treating children and parents wrong we were pushed,slammed,pepper sprayed and cursed at we look to police to help us not to harm us..

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Nov 3, 2009
police dont just use force for no good reason...heres a HINT do what you are told and you wont get smacked around!!! or just act like a civilized human being and not an ANIMAL

Toms River, NJ

#9 Nov 4, 2009
That's why my daughter will never go there! Yet my tax dollars at work... Franklin cops put up with too much crap...and it's always there fault..lol..please!

Union, NJ

#10 Nov 4, 2009
I live in Franklin Township, and rest assured the Franklin Township policeman are professional, top quality. A lot of students in FHS learn in that school that there is no consequence for their criminal behavior, and that is why they were so brazen as to challenge the authority of the police. The high school needs to punish students when they do criminal and delinquent behavior, not turn a blind eye.

Morrisville, PA

#12 Mar 3, 2010
Well, I read that the young juvenile "ANIMAL" has taking his punishment. Got off alittle easy, DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE IS UNDER 18.
I bet he is from a single parent household and not caucasion. Lets try to teach our youth MANORS, RESPECT, and most of all push them for their EDUCATION. THis whole incident occured because there was not enough MANORS, RESPECT, and EDUCATION taught to this young man.
Try not to blame everone else for your poor judgements, Anyone who complained about this incident was part of the problem.
I'm from the CLass of 80 at FHS, and the rules were the same than. You leave the dance, you can not return to the dance.
I'm embarressed for Franklin, Don't complain to the Mayor and Council, School Board, Police, Proscetors, or N.A.A.C.P., The problem was with the persons arrested and the people not responsible enough to take admit fault with themselves. M.L.K. was beyond this, this deminstration was a step backwards.


Bridgewater, NJ

#13 Mar 18, 2010
What does it matter whether or not the person is from a single parent household.. you're stereotyping. GROW UP

Kendall Park, NJ

#14 Mar 19, 2010
It actually holds a lot of worth whether the deliquent was from a single parent household , this fact alone helps juveniles get out of a serious sentence all the time. I agree with Guilty all the same! I'm from Somerset County and I know very well that Franklin Township youths have trouble more so then others in sorrounding townships. Go Montgomery!

Fort Pierce, FL

#15 Mar 22, 2010
All you parents must feel real proud.
PATEL swami

West Palm Beach, FL

#16 Mar 22, 2010
Goodmorning Dunkin Donuts may I help you?

Warrenton, VA

#17 Apr 9, 2010
Please wrote:
emoni p fhs student, work on your language/grammar skills. There were so many it made it difficult to read.
NJ public schools at their finest.

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