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DATE/TIME: Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 / 05:15 PM
SUBJECT:5 ARRESTS MADE AT HIGH SCHOOL AFTER DISTURBANCE


Five people – including four from the same family – were arrested this morning after causing a disturbance inside Schenectady High School.

At about 9 a.m. during a meeting between school administrators and a male student’s family about an incident involving a 14-year-old male student that occurred on Monday evening off of school grounds, the 14-year-old entered uninvited and caused a disturbance. School Resource Officers were called to assist with the situation. The 14-year-old’s brother, 17-year-old Milton Kirnon, and a female friend, 16-year-old Ezria Brown, involved themselves in the situation and the boys’ mother (38-year-old Cheryl Coleman) and stepfather (46-year-old Terence Coleman) arrived a short time later and began acting disorderly. When officers directed the group to leave school property, the 14-year-old said he was going to the other boy’s class to look for him and then ran down a hallway. After being apprehended, the boy punched and kicked Officer John Fraser before being subdued with pepper spray.

The 14-year-old has been charged with the felony of Assault-2nd degree and the misdemeanor of Criminal Trespass-3rd degree. He was released to a relative and directed to appear in Family Court.

The Coleman’s and Kirnon – who reside at 85 Robinson Street along with the 14-year-old – have been charged with Criminal Trespass-3rd degree. Kirnon was additionally charged with the misdemeanor of Resisting Arrest. Brown, of 842 Holland Road, was also charged with Criminal Trespass-3rd.

The Coleman’s were arraigned this afternoon and released after posting bail. Kirnon and Brown were also arraigned and released on their own recognizance.

Officer Fraser was treated by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics for redness to his face, as well as pain and stiffness in his arm.