Ferndale police arrest 6 students for violence at Taft Digital Learning Center, school leader hurt

FERNDALE, Mich. (WXYZ) - "Learn by doing" is engraved in  the building that houses the Taft Digital Learning Center in Ferndale and  what students did yesterday will likely teach them a tough lesson.  

The school week ended with with  6 people under arrest and a staff member with a broken leg.

Ferndale Police say they responded to the school just before noon because two girls, ages 15 and 19-years-old started fighting in the cafeteria.

They say a school leader tried to break it up, but the 15-year-old attacked him, punched him, and stomped on his leg - breaking it.

Then more people got involved in the fight. In the end five students were arrested. Police say three are adults, and remain in custody.

Friday, a judge arraigned 17-year-old Deante Sullivan, 19-year-old Joyce Robinson, and 17-year-old Yolanda Dinkins on charges of assault and resisting and obstructing police.

But that's not all.

That afternoon a school  worker tried to break up a fight between two men near the school entrance.

Police say one of them, 18-year-old Jaylen Duren then attacked the staff member and a school resource officer as they tried to stop the violence.

A judge arraigned him on charges of assault and resisting and obstructing police.

Police say this isn't the first time they have had problems with violence in this school. As for the worker who suffered the broken leg, we are told he will make a full recovery.

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