Police respond to multiple fights at Maplewood-Irvington High School basketball game

MAPLEWOOD, NJ – Police in Maplewood called for assistance from surrounding law enforcement agencies after a large-scale fight broke out at a high school basketball game between Columbia High School and Irvington High School.

Police said that after the game, as hundreds of spectators were exiting the gym, multiple fights broke out.

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Officers working security at the game called for backup, resulting in officers from multiple jurisdictions responding the call.

Police were able to disperse the crowd so that the visiting team could safely leave the school. Several students were evaluated by EMS on scene.

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One student was taken into custody, according to Chief Albert Sally.

Irvington defeated the home team 47-44.