Two Galesburg High School students were arrested for aggravated battery early Tuesday for hitting school employees after a fight broke out around 7:30 a.m.
Police responded to the school because of the fight, which was broken up by the time they arrived. Administrators were attempting to get one of the students involved in the fight to go inside an administrative office when the student told Emily A. Reimolds, 17, 58 Lorraine Drive, to “get him,” in reference to Administrative Assistant Curtis J. Kramer.
Reimolds began moving through the hallway. When Principal Thomas R. Chiles attempted to stop Reimolds, she spit in his face and hit him in the face and left eye. She was then arrested.
After Reimolds was secured, Kramer turned his attention back to the 15-year-old female student involved in the fight, who later refused to sit in Kramer’s office. The student then walked toward Kramer, forcing him to grab her arm. The student then started swinging her fists and struck Kramer several times.
Both students were charged with aggravated assault of a school employee, aggravated battery of a school employee and resisting arrest. The 15-year-old was taken to the Mary Davis Home. Reimolds was taken to Knox County jail.