Student Hit Cop after Stagg-Andrew Basketball Game: Police

Kevin P. Walsh, 18, of Tinley Park, is charged with battery to a police officer, resisting arrest and mob action. Two juveniles also were arrested after the Andrew vs. Stagg basketball game.

A Tinley Park man and two juveniles have been charged after struggling with police after a recent Stagg High School basketball game.

Kevin P. Walsh, 18, is charged with battery to a police officer, resisting arrest and mob action, according to Palos Hills police. One juvenile who police said was being unruly was charged with mob action. A second juvenile also involved is accused of mob action and resisting police.

After a disturbance inside a basketball game at Stagg against Andrew High School on Dec. 7, students that were being escorted outside by police became more unruly and fought with officers, police said.

A District 230 official said administrators from both schools quickly responded to an altercation inside the school after the game but managed to subdue the students and prevent a fight from breaking out.

Later on, Walsh allegedly pushed one of the officers away from his friend and then resisted when cops tried to arrest him, according to police. One of the juveniles allegedly also resisted police, while the other was arrested without incident.

Police did not provide information about the juveniles, other than the charges filed against them. A District 230 spokeswoman said students' privacy rights prevent the release of personal information.

"It is unfortunate that a school event ended in this fashion," said Palos Hills Police Chief Paul J. Madigan. "Three students acting the way they did, and ultimately fighting with the police, are only reiterating how important it is to think before you act. Students today often fail to recognize the impact their actions can have on their future."

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Tinley Park 4 December 13, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I'm sorry to appear as judgmental, I was simply commenting based on the story presented. I really do encourage the ones who are adamantly defending the kids and families to call the writer's number he posted for you, I (as well as many other readers) would be very interested to hear the opinion of someone who witnessed the incident.
Chronicles of Bob December 13, 2012 at 04:34 AM
Harry Yes, because we all know that in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90''s and the 00's (till 2007) no kid ever hit a cop, was a punk, affiliated with a gang, caused a crime, lied to their parents, watched their sister get dressed or stole bubble gum. That damn Obama...
STM December 13, 2012 at 05:15 AM
Funny how this article doesn't mention that the cop never identified himself as a police officer, or that he pushed Walsh first, or that he repeatedly swore at and provoked Walsh. Walsh, nor any other student, hit a cop at any point during this ordeal. That cop should lose his job, and this article should be deleted. Next time, tell the whole story as opposed to what you think happened.
Nick Swedberg December 13, 2012 at 05:17 AM
STM—Feel free to reach out to me at nicks@patch.com or 630-666-8863.
bob busch December 13, 2012 at 12:08 PM
Game on. I was not at the game but for 41 years i was a teacher at Simeon High School and later at Bogan High School.I probably attended a thousand high school sporting events.Even thought what has been described amounts to nothing it should not have happened in the first place. If there is any blame it must be placed squarely on the adults. Schools employ adults as crowd control for which they are paid.I will go out on a limb and say it was so at this game.If any inappropriate or unlawful activity occurred this in house security should have stopped it cold.If past problems existed between the schools that should have been factored into a crowd control plan and carried out by those selected to enforce it, namely staff members paid for crowd control. Kids are not stupid they will respond to people they know a lot better than strangers especially if they know bad conduct will be dealt with in school the next day.


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