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Teens charged in fight at Warren High School that injured police officer

Charges have been filed against three teenagers who allegedly injured an officer Monday after police broke up a fight at a Warren high school.

Officials with the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office said the youngest of the three, a 17-year-old girl from Eastpointe, was charged Tuesday in the county’s juvenile court.

Authorities are not releasing her name because she is a minor, but they say she faces several charges, including assaulting a police officer and causing injury, a four-year felony; two counts of assault on a police officer, each a two-year felony; one count of malicious destruction of property valued at $200 or more but less than $1,000, a one-year misdemeanor; and one count of disturbing the peace, a 90-day misdemeanor.

A juvenile court referee ordered the youth held without bond at the county Juvenile Justice Center, the prosecutor’s office said.

The other teens, Danasia Kennedy-Johnson, 18, of Eastpointe, and Xavier Tayvione-Demarr Jones, 18, of Warren, are expected to be arraigned Wednesday in 37th District Court in Warren, officials said.

Macomb prosecutors have charged Kennedy-Johnson with assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault on a police officer and causing injury, malicious destruction of property valued at $200 or more but less than $1,000 , and disorderly conduct.

If convicted, she faces a maximum prison sentence of ten years for assault with intent to cause great bodily harm, four years for assaulting a police officer and causing injury, one year for malicious destruction of property and 90 days for disorderly conduct.

Prosecutors have charged Jones with three counts of assault on a police officer and disorderly conduct.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of two years for each charge of assaulting an officer and 90 days for disorderly conduct.

Officials said the three were arrested Monday at Lincoln High School. The high school is located near Nine Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue in Warren.

Police were called to the school around 2:49 pm on Monday about a large fight that took place when classes were canceled, they said.

According to prosecutors, Kennedy-Johnson and Jones were allegedly at the school to fight with a student on a bus.

After police broke up the fight, two officers tried to arrest Jones, the prosecutor’s office said. He resisted and caused them to fall to the ground, officials said.

As officers tried to subdue Jones, the 17-year-old girl and Kennedy-Jones allegedly attacked one of the officers, officials said. Police said Monday that the teenage girl struck the officer in the head from behind, causing her to fall to the ground.

Police came to the officer’s aid and doctors took her to a hospital. On Monday, she was listed in serious but stable condition at a hospital with a possible concussion, authorities said.

“Our police officers risk their lives every day to keep our community safe and violence against them is unacceptable in a civil society,” Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido said in a statement. “Such actions will be met with the full force of the law.”

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