Suffolk police are investigating a weekend Ronkonkoma brawl involving Connetquot High School students that led to mandatory backpack checks on campus Monday.
A 15-year-old male student at the high school sustained a broken jaw in the Saturday afternoon melee, said Lynda Adams, the superintendent of the Connetquot Central School District. No one else was seriously injured.
One of the 10 participants recorded the fight on a cellphone camera and school officials and law enforcement are using the footage to name the students, Adams said.PhotosRecent LI mug shotsDataLI crime stats
Adams said eight have been identified and none were at school Monday, pending disciplinary hearings.
"There will be consequences for their actions," Adams said.
No arrests have been made but the fight remains under investigation, a Suffolk County Police spokeswoman said. Two police officers were on campus but did not participate in the searches, Adams said.
In a statement sent to parents, Adams said that after consulting Suffolk police, the district "implemented additional security measures to insure the safety of all our students. . . . Random bag searches may be continued in the future as well."
The melee Saturday on Remington Avenue in Ronkonkoma was a continuation of a fight among students Friday in the school cafeteria, Adams said.
Students in every high school grade, from freshmen to seniors, were involved, she said.
The school district would not tolerate violence, Adams said.
"We want our kids to be safe in school or off school grounds," she said.