CINCINNATI, Ohio — A Cincinnati police officer, caught in a fight involving thirty junior high kids, is now suffering from a concussion, according to doctors who examined the officer today. Veteran officer Mike Roth went back to the doctor because of recurring headaches.
Roth also has bruises and cuts after breaking up a fight Tuesday night at Rees E. Price Academy, an elementary school in Price Hill. It began as a fight between just two students. As Officer Roth walked them back inside, one of them punched him in the head.
Captain Kim Frey, Cincinnati Police: "Thirty kids attack him, punching, kicking, grabbing his gun belt, bizarre, this is mob mentality." Charges range from assault on a police officer to disorderly conduct and obstructing justice. Stephanie White, the mother of one of the teens, was also arrested for trying to keep her son from being arrested. The Cincinnati Public School Athletic Director called the behavior unacceptable, and canceled the basketball season.
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