Officers Injured In Brawl Outside Lincoln High

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two police officers were injured while they trying to break up a brawl outside a high school in Northeast Philadelphia and police are now using a video in an attempt to make more arrests.

The violent fight was captured on camera and the video was then put up on Facebook. Now police are using the video to possibly make more arrests.

More than a dozen teens, mostly all females, were captured on the video throwing punches just outside Lincoln High School in Mayfair on November 12.

As a female Philadelphia police officer was attempting to break up the fight, she was hit in her face by someone in the crowd.

Additional officers were called in for backup to get the situation under control. When the melee was in hand, at least six girls were arrested.

The Philadelphia School District released a statement to Eyewitness News that read in part: “The school is working closely with Philadelphia Police to identify the students involved … the safety of our students is the highest priority.”

No students were seriously injured in the brawl.

The officers were treated for minor injuries.

The video has since been taken off of Facebook.

Reported By: Todd Quinones, CBS 3


One Comment

  1. PeggyF says:

    OMG! This school is the worse EVER! The principal And the vice Principal are yes a hugh Joke! Its soooo sad for the kids! The staff there is rude and just sit ane look at you like people are crazy! SECURITY WANT’ A- B’S were to lazy to look over to see my grdaughter put her cell down to turn in tried to say she didnt then they refuse to give back cell say Mr jay left,gave her in-house suspension Then suspended her in addition for 2 days saying she cursed security out at the time of cell incedent(which they neglected to mention 4 days prior)None of the staff can get their storey straight of exactly what happen!CLUELESS They are and these PPL are educated profficals!* days EIGHT DAYS and STILL no one ever returned phone calls!! No wonder Linclon your kids are quitting your school and getting GED’s Ahh yea the VP talked about my gr daughter to other office staff saying “she’s got problems” & stareing at my gr daughter!! NICE!

  2. Andy VanMiddlesworth says:

    The Mark Of Cain is on these” people “and they have and always will be trouble.

    1. Tyreek Wanamaker says:

      comments like this is whats wrong with our educational system, people dont want to help make things better they just judge, micheal nutter wants to cut the budget, people talk of our generation like were the end of the world people who think the way u do r a joke…cmon this incident is at the low end of what happens at philadelphia high schools. Lincoln is underrated as a school because were the little brother of the high schools in the northeast but we provide more opportunity then most schools in the city and by the way i am a 2011 graduate at lincoln high…i love the school they believed in me when nobody else did.

  3. melinda says:

    I am a lincoln high school student, and it really makes me mad to see this kind of stuff on the news and hear people constantly say are school is so bad. Yes we have been having some problems with fights lately, but believe it or not our school also does a lot of good things. We raised a lot of money for breast cancer, we did a can food drive, and we do a lot of other great things. however, it seems that the news only wants to talk about the bad things that happen and not the good things we do.

  4. Concerned MOTHER says:

    my child goes tho this school and today I am just finding out about all this!!! I am shocked and afraid of the lack in information given out by the school! I have to find out about this on FACEBOOK!!??? This is 2 weeks later and when I call the school they act like this did not happen!!! Are the “adults” in there so numb to this they don’t know what happens here? My child always has been afraid here! It is a prison, and my child has a hard time just getting into the building WITH proper Identification! I just learned that 4 ADULTS posed as students and got into the building! Just what were they going to do when they got in there? THIS IS A WARNING: IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO MY CHILD WHILE TRYING TO GET EDUCATED I WILL HOLD ANY AND ALL PERSONS RESPONSIBLE AND WILL PROSECUTE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW!!! I stopped babying my child and do not take my child to school anymore so they may learn independence! must i resort back to monitoring again? And do not mess with the police there!They are REAL OFFICERS of the law with real guns and real handcuffs and take you to real jail!!!THIS IS NOT MAKE BELEIVE! The girls in this video have all been taught to hold NO RESPECT for authority and it shows!!! I am not done yet!

    1. Deserving says:

      Concerned Mother…FINALLY….an explanation as to why there are not more posts from responsible and CONCERNED parents of the students who attend this school!! (As you probably have seen here, I, myself, have a few posts!!)

      Why there was not a telephone messages, using their system, sent to all parents… just another example of the’ HUGE PROBLEM here!!

  5. Falcon says:

    Let’s not jump on the blame the school bandwagon. Look to the parents of these kids. If parents are willing to break the law by breaking into the school to beat up minors, how can teachers combat that? In High School, teachers have to teach to students whose reading levels never left second grade and they are to blame for this? Many students miss their 1st and sometimes 2nd period class because thet are traveling from all portions of the city. And this is the school’s fault? Teachers call the phone numbers they are given and get pizza places, disconnected numbers, or leave messages only to not receive a call back. And still, you want to blame the teachers for this problem? Get a grip people. This is not a racial issue… is not the school’s fault…..until my fellow taxpayers realize where to really place the blame and demand the welfare checks stop, or fine the working parents every time their child endangers the life of another….I could go on….

    1. j hobbo says:

      good answer sent my kids to catholic schhol paid big bucks but received a good education and still have to pay for these kids through school taxes i never used counting down to retirerment so i can leave this fine city

  6. i know what happend says:

    i know exactly what happend in this fight. the police officer went to break up the fight, when another student came up in front of the police officer and started kicking the girl. the police officer (in order to protect the other student) pushed the girl away. when pushed away, the student responded by punching the officer in the face. you can see it happen depending on what news station you watch. to all of you saying that the cop hit the girl first, you are dead wrong. my school ( yes, i am attending a philadelphia public school) is nothin like ALHS. i feel at home and safe at my school. these students need to learn respect. you people can talk smack on the police now, but when someones breaking into your homes and trying to hurt your family, who are you going to call?

  7. Nena Effin Amazing says:

    thats crazy because how a cop hitting a student and all yall damn news dont see it all yall see is is a cop thats b.s you tell me why is there always a problem with a lioncoln cop why is cops in that school always into or going to court for hitting a student please tell me why cuz they got the sign they a cop and think they can do whatever they want you got cops being perverts and raises in that school and nobody do anything about it so please dont come and make it look like them cop dont no anything what ever happens to them they got it for a reason but in this case you see that cop hittin the girl but nah yall dont see that so get yall story and facts right because yall wrong as hell because if they jumping me ima fight whoever to and i know anybody would the same!

    1. eugh says:

      FIrst of all, if you’re going to post on a public forum please use English and grammar; it makes your argument look even more ridiculous than it already is when your wntire comment is one run-on sentence. Secondly, that wasn’t a school cop, it was a Philadelphia police officer who was just trying to do her job by protecting the students and breaking up a fight. How ignorant do you have to be to sit there and say that it’s the cops fault for these students having no respect for themselves, others, or the law. It’s people like you who so ignorantly say, “you see that cop hittin the girl but nah yall dont see that so get yall story and facts right because yall wrong as hell because if they jumping me ima fight whoever to and i know anybody would the same!” The cop was obviously trying to break up the fight, and those girls are obviously immature punks if they’re going to start a huge fight in the first place.

      1. Tyreek Wanamaker says:

        you have some points but she does state some facts. security in lincoln is corrupt.

    2. j hobbo says:

      hitting a cop no respect there you be the first one to say where are they if you where getting your but kicked or smeone was rubbing your house get back to school and stop wasteing my tax dollars

    3. IUSEDTOKONW says:

      Because you are thugs and the only way to control you is with extreme methods. The Police are not paid enough to treat you like some fragile object
      when you are behaving like animals. They must worry about their own safety.
      Also please pay closer attention in school, your statement is barely coherent.

  8. shoreboater says:

    When I was growing up in Mayfair, Lincoln was a good school. Ever since they started busing, the school has become a violent environment. Why should people who actually live near the school have to tolerate this. Let the kids go to school in there own neighborhoods.

    1. Kathy says:

      another reason why children should go to school in their own neighborhood. You live in West Phila go to school in West Phila. I am not saying that all kids that live in the area of Lincoln and go there are “perfect” but take a look at the records: Most trouble caused at public high schools today are from kids that are bused in from other neighborhoods. Go to high school to get a good education then behave – want to beat one another up – make it unsafe for other kids to go to schoold to learn then drop out – kick them out – no suspension – just expel them!

  9. ThaNames Lloyd says:

    Yo this Lloyd Yall lieing that cop was fighting back watch the video again watch you see the cop keep hitting the girl thats why she got beat up

  10. Nena says:

    yall need to look at the video RIGHT because you see the cop hit the student !!!!!!!!!!
    yall say that the cop was on the floor can yall show me that because i dont see that !!!!!!!! everything yall saying is WRONG soo yall need too check yall story because yall dont even no what happen !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that was a little ass fight soo yall maken it something that is NOT !!!!

    1. Nena says:

      ooooh yeah && the cop was at school just smiling she was not hurt or nuffing so i dont no whyy yall sayy the cop was on the floor

  11. chinalily says:

    whatever i was there the cop hit my friend first they dont even got the whole video up there they cut out parts. if you wanna leave all these nut behind comments yu better jut had been there and yu better know the whole story. racist behind cops and that cop just better had went to the hospital she at my school evey day. she not injured. get the hell out of here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. j hobbo says:

      see my tax dollars going to waste here

  12. rob says:

    All i got to say is that yes were we all out of control (yes) but i was there and i saw that police officer hit the student who happens to be a close friend also may i say that that.I still see that officer at my school running her mouth about the student saying inapropret things about her its ok to be mad but to brag about hitting the student wen u hit her first.I saw the girl wen u hit her FIRST she told me to get u off of her and she was cryin so be fore anyone blames the students make sure u noe the whole story.

    1. PeggyF says:

      AMEN!!!ROB!! The security and staff lie!!

  13. DISGRACE says:

    This video makes me sick! The real blame goes to the so called PARENTS of these kids…or should I say animals..that have no respect for authority or anything at all for that matter. The sad part is instead of punishing these wild banshees and teaching them there is consequences to suffer for their actions they will encourage it by trying to play the victim role and point the finger at the police! Watching the video you can clearly see the officer is struck FIRST before she turns around and DEFENDS herself which she has every right to do.

    1. DISGRACE says:

      These cops are out there day in and day out PROTECTING the school, faculty, students, and neighborhoods but this is the thanks they get in return. If an animal in a zoo acted out of control like that what would happen? They would get put down but these animals will probably try to file a complaint against the officer and look for sympathy. Hey bearers and donors do us all a favor…when Uncle Leroy wants to kill someone over the turkey leg…don’t call the police!! If anything that officer deserves a reward for putting herself in harms way with a situation that could of gotten alot worse then what already was happening.

    2. tyreek wanamaker says:

      wow u dont understand the situation if you remember being a teenager youd realize that sometimes in heated situations emotions flare ive seen adults act 30 times worse than this

    3. jhobbo says:

      good answer lucky they didn’t get shot it looked like a riot to me

  14. Teach says:

    The teachers here really do care. The school is overcrowded and the kids are running the building. Don’t believe what goes on outside try teaching inside. Being told you must suck if you are teaching in the city and yet still risking your life for the few kids who want to learn. It really is mostly 9th and sometimes 10 th who repeatedly fail and really don’t care. Using false addresses and phone numbers there isn’t evens parent to contact.

    1. Peggyf says:

      Mayb teachers care but I sure do know the staff dont care. Because I am a parent who does care!And been to sch 3x’s and called more than several x’s past week and not ONE call back Not one! I have spoken to several staff ,Princ,V.P. security,office staff. not one call in return!! The V.P is absoulty a crazy man! They just dont care!……….Not even for parents who do care and their children!

  15. mary lol says:

    whatever mary

  16. xoolboy says:

    Oh BOO HOO Ninoshka, now as I predicted this unruly Savages will play the victims. Next we’ll have Al SHARKton and the NAACP calling for the firing of the police officers. Tell me Ninoshka, what should the police have done? Should they have given these savages a “time out”? Another problem, that I forgot to address is this new trend in America, that has made “single” parenting (especialy single Mothers) a badge of honor. These are the “new” widow women, of the 1940 WW2 era. In WW2 era America, widows and wifes of war vets were given as much honor as the Vets because they also sacrificed for the country. These days some, but not all women choose to raise children alone. Instead of doing it in silence like the widows of old, they feel the need to announce to the world that they are single mothers. Now, being a single Mother can be a scapgoat and a asset. If your child is bad, “I’m a single MOTHER” child good, “I’m a single Mother”. Asked why your child is bad or why your house is dirty? Well. you know being a single Mother. please.

  17. xoolboy says:

    The problem here is, as with all things in this country. There is less and less acountability for actions. We cannot blame the younger generation, without pointing a finger at the generation before it. For those who say that, parents teach “no respect” is a contradiction. Most of us are born with respect and good will to our fellow peers, disrespect is a product of having no values. No values are a product of no work, no production. Values can only be obtained through work in other words “labor”. Most of these “black” kids come from families or neighborhoods where very little is produced through labor. Most owe their very life to “other” peoples labor. They do things like this, because they know that the school will be ther the next day, free lunch and free busfare will be there. They know that if any politician, tried to close the school or cut of the free lunch program or stop busing them in. They would rely on the ole’ racisim victim card. Hey, just ask the owner of that Huntington valley swim club.

    1. upset says:

      so true

    2. jhobbo says:

      good answer couldn’t explain it any better

  18. Deserving says:

    As a 36 year taxpaying resident and neighbor of Lincoln High School, this story proves the necessity to convert this pubic high school into a charter school. One that has VERY STRICT ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS and “CODE OF CONDUCT” that are truly ENFORCED!! (In other words, ONLY THOSE SERIOUS about their education need apply!!) Furthermore, a smaller–academically based school was what was promised to myself and our civic association before the millions of dollars were spent demolishing and erecting the beautiful new school that stands now!! My next step is… into my local and state politicians offices to ask the question of ‘WHY??” We all work too hard in order to afford our annual real estate taxes….we deserve MUCH BETTER than this!!

    In addition, I will ask the question as to why some of these unruly students were attending school just days after this incident, and just what is the role of the “climate control” school officical….earning such a large salary????? From what I understand, most kids requiring discipline(in the entire surrounding areas), are inevideably diverted to Lincoln!! (WHY IS THIS SO????…..IS IT SOME SORT OF UNWRIITTEN SCHOOL BOARD POLICY???) I will ask, do these same children EVER end up in other schools such as Frankford, Northeast, or Washington High???? (PLEASE PROVE TO ME THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT THE ONLY ONE AFFLICTED WITH THE ISSUES AND PROBLEMS OF THESE CHILDREN!!) If the above is untrue…..JUST WHAT MAKES OUR STATE OFFICIAL’S CATEGORIZE LINCOLN AS A “DANGEROUS SCHOOL.??”

    When a school security force and dedicated Philadelphia Police officers are required to TRY to keep the peace within our public school on a daily basis…………CHANGING JUST THE MORTAR AND BRICKS IS JUST NOT ADEQUATE!! WE HAVE TO CHANGE THE ACADEMIC STANDARDS!!

    1. pat gailey says:

      So you want to turn a neighborhood school into a charter with strict admission requirements? Where will the students who dont get in go? Your absolutely rediculous. All i see in this video is a police officer grabbing a student by the hair and repeatedly punching her in the face. There are clearly some edits made to the video when it slows down to highlight one part and then speeds up and skips others. CBS philly- you should be ashamed and the introduction: is that what we call unbiased news? “out of control students.” As a journalist I am appaled at the quality of this reporting.

      1. Deserving says:

        RIDICULOUS…….is the fact that our community has a beautiful new high school….that remains one of the state’s “MOST DANGEROUS”. Our real estate tax bills (that were recently increased) are certainly not JUSTIFIED either. Especially when sending a child into ‘DANGER” in exchange for an attempt at an education… is the ONLY choice for MANY hardworking people here!!

        So while the idea of some children not being accepted into a charter situation, because of grades…seems RIDICULOUS to you…..those children…I feel….are better off attending ANY OTHER public high school that hasn’t made the “Most Dangerous” list!!! (Pat…just read some of the other posts on this forum….it is OBVIOUS that some have trouble writing a simple sentence.)

  19. Sick of people down talking lincoln says:

    Ohh and let me just add it is also white kids just as much as any other nationality it is 2010 knock it off with all the racism oh its the blacks. no it is not just the blacks make sure you know your facts before you go judging for all you who wanna be racist i damn sure feel bad for your kids.

  20. LINCOLN! HIGH says:

    Abraham Lincoln high school is not BAD it the people in them they have people who don’t even live in the area and still let them go there!Parents have most of the part but its the STAFF THE STAFF COULD CARE LESS ABOUT THE STUDENTS! THEY JUST CARE ABOUT THERE MONEY!!!!!!!……………….. YOU CAN NOT BRING THE OLD LINCOLN BACK!!! KIDS WHO GO TO LINCOLN LIKE 9 AND 10!GRADERS! THERE THE ONES OUT OF hand!!!! I’ve been going to Lincoln for 4 years I”am about to graduate….I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A FIGHT ITS JUST THE STUDENTS WHO GO THERE& WHO THEY GET INVOLVED WITH!…………

  21. Sick of people down talking lincoln says:

    Abraham Lincoln High School has come a long way from what it used to be. The problem is the philadelphia school board. They allow kids to be bused in from other parts of the city therefore Lincoln itself is not the issue nor is it the students issue so stop blaming them what the hell do you expect when you have students from south philly west philly north philly all over crowed into one school. The school district allows people to use business addresses as there home address and are not allowed to pull the kids out. Also majority of the problems would be the freashman and sophmores who want to be so big and tough but yet they do not realize their making a joke out of the school. It is all a bunch of he said she said bull. I am currently a student about to graduate it is not about parents it is about who the kids get involved with. More so when they are involved with the wrong kids. I have not one problem with anyone and nobody has a problem with me. Kids in this generation just do not understand. Look at what goes on at Neshaminy High School or even other schools kids are not animals they just choose to rebel against everything.

  22. Ty says:

    I am going to have to agree with a couple of points here….
    If you are going to post a comment on a story about this, please at least try to spell things correctly so that we can read it without having to use a decryption machine.
    I also agree that 90 percent of the problem is the parents, or lack thereof, at home. Everyone needs to remember that these are teachers, and basically babysitters, but they are not the parents. If the parents do their job at home then the children can get an education and make our city a better place.
    Monitor your children’s cell phones and computers. I don’t care if they think its an invasion of privacy, YOU are raising them, it is your job to make sure they are safe and become a good person in this country.
    I know kids fight and argue, that is part of growing up for the most part, but disrespecting police, flash mobs, attacking innocent people on the street because it is “fun”? That goes back to the home.
    You are the parent, until your children move out of your home monitor their activities and talk to them to teach them morals and good character.

  23. Pedro Queeman-Dixon says:

    Folks a suggestion comment board to me is to help find Solutto our childrens problems. But, from what I’m reading is a bunch of downright ugly comments to each other. Her us adults are acting like the problems we all are talking about abd trying to stop. I’m sure most our City Officials read some of these comments for the better course of action. So if y’all feel by talking ugly to each is “really” helping our children please, by all means. Keep up the good work. Oh! by the way Bullying comes in all forms. I’m legally blind, and have many mis-spelled words. But, I try to get my message out the best I can, too:)

  24. Pedro Queeman-Dixon says:

    Again, if you treat these schools like we are grooming our children for residentcy for prison. This will continue to happen. These schools depends on bodies not people attending these schools. Your child basically everyday put their lives in their own hands going to school, as well the educators. They need to re-established Special Schools for students with Special Needs. (NOT PRISON SCHOOLS). Weed out those who wants to be seriously educated and those who are just in school to prove they are the big idiot on campus. All trouble makers before the problem escalates into a larger problem, get them Bullies out of class or school, send them to counciling then filter them back into the system. Alao any Security Officer found whistling or whooing a student should be fired with out question. I see a lot of that happening. Our schools can be like those of Academys, only if our City Officials want that to happen, amd only if they even care about your children or the money.

  25. Bob Magee says:

    Considering your ability to spell…the school may well not have been your children’s problem

  26. Philly school district is a joke says:

    Typical Philly Public School – I hope the whole district goes down the toilet- I could care less about animals who have no respect for anyone…..That includes Arlene and the rest of the racist administrators….Hey Arlene – why don’t you recruit some of these wonderful black students to become teachers- they fit the bill – they’re the right color!

  27. Richard Herbert says:

    When parents dont care for there children…this is the outcome.. Respect,honor,kindness..come from home first period..






  29. Matt says:

    Mary, you obviously didn’t go to school.

  30. KRISSY says:


    1. Falcon says:

      I agree 100%

  31. Mary says:

    That School is a Joke I had two children that went there it was so bad that they droped out and got ther GED I choldren never got the chance to walk with there caps & growns cause they were to scared to go th school. And The Princsable was no help and could care less

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