The Delaware State Police have arrested a 16-year-old male from Middletown, Delaware in connection with the fight and fired gunshot that occurred during a basketball game at Appoquinimink High School last week.
On the evening of February 10, 2023, the 16-year-old turned himself in to detectives at Troop 2, where he was charged with the following crimes:
- Rioting (Felony)
- Assault Third Degree
- Conspiracy Third Degree
- Disorderly Conduct
The teen was arraigned by Justice of the Peace Court 11 and released on his own recognizance. He was ordered to have no contact with the codefendants, victim, and Appoquinimink High School, and he was forbidden from attending future Appoquinimink School District sporting events.
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Presented by Public Information Officer, Senior Corporal Leonard DeMalto
Released: 021223 1343
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