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Riot breaks out involving students on Geneva’s North Street Monday

On Monday 2:48 pm the Geneva Police Department received multiple calls on the property of Geneva General Hospital on North Street of a disturbance involving numerous people. Geneva Police along with Ontario County Sheriffs responded to the area to find several victims that were involved in a disturbance that had suffered minor lacerations from the fight. Approximately 6 minutes later Geneva Police Department responded to another disturbance that involved over 50 people that blocked North Main Street, driveways, and residences. Two persons were taken into custody, one adult and one juvenile. The adult male was released on an appearance ticket for disorderly conduct and any juvenile charges will be presented to Ontario County Family Court. Finger Lakes Ambulance was at the scene and treated three persons and an additional three persons were treated at Geneva General Hospital. At the current time Geneva Police Detectives are reviewing several videos of the incident and are working with the Ontario County District Attorney’s Office for the charges of riot in the 1st & inciting a riot. The Geneva Police Department is also investigating several assaults and a potential Robbery associated with these two complaints. It took 17 Officers of the Geneva Police Department, Ontario County Sheriff’s Department, and Ontario County Probation to restore order on North Main Street. The Geneva Police Department is working with the Geneva City School District to identify all persons involved in the incident. Additional charges are expected as the investigation continues and GPD asks any persons that were in the area at the time of the disturbances to come forward to Geneva Police Department @ 315.789.1111, tips@geneva.ny.us or text-atip to 315.327.2344. All information can remain confidential.A release from Geneva City School District on the incident:Geneva City School District officials learned Tuesday morning that the Geneva Police Department responded to two disturbances Monday afternoon involving students.The disturbances, which included a fight on Geneva General Hospital property and another moments later on North Main Street, occurred after school and off school property. The district in no way condones the reprehensible behavior of the students involved. School officials are cooperating with police to identify the students and ensure appropriate action is taken.The conduct of these students is not an accurate representation of the majority of Geneva City School District students, who hold the principles of mutual respect and tolerance in high regard.

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