A 17-year-old male Streamwood High School student accused of pushing a teacher during a brawl inside the school Tuesday is facing felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor mob action charges, police said Wednesday.
The teenager, who lives in Streamwood, will be treated as a juvenile, Streamwood Deputy Police Jim Gremo said.
Five other male students, ages 14 to 16, are charged with mob action under village ordinances. Their cases will be heard by an adjudication court inside Streamwood village hall, authorities said.
All six students were arrested Tuesday and released to their parents.
Police continue to investigate what started the fight near a second-floor main office Tuesday morning. Streamwood police detectives interviewed witnesses and reviewed video surveillance at the school along Schaumburg Road.
The fray, Gremo said, does not appear to be race-related. That contradicts what some students reported Tuesday.
The melee brought officers from five police departments and the Cook County Sheriff's Office as a precaution. Although Elgin Area School District U-46 did not place the school on lockdown, students were kept in their classrooms until Tuesday afternoon. Parents also were allowed to pick up their children early if they wished.
Extra supervision will remain at the school for the rest of the week, district spokesman Patrick Mogge said. He would not comment on whether school officials will discipline the students.
The fight, police said, ended with no serious injuries.