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16 people charged following brawl at the Learning Center

The May 26 incident during the Worthington Learning Center's graduation has resulted in charges against 8 adults and 8 juveniles.

Just prior to the graduation ceremony's scheduled start, a chaotic series of fights broke out at the Learning Center Thursday, May 26, 2022. Some individuals held on to their friends and relatives in order to stop them from engaging in the scuffle, as shown.
Just prior to the graduation ceremony's scheduled start, a chaotic series of fights broke out at the Learning Center Thursday, May 26, 2022. Some individuals held on to their friends and relatives in order to stop them from engaging in the scuffle, as shown.
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WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Attorney’s Office announced via press release today that charges will be filed against eight adults and eight juveniles as a result of the May 26 incident at the Learning Center graduation ceremony in Worthington.

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Law enforcement and school staff attempted to break up a series of physical fights that broke out just prior to the ceremony's start during the May altercation . The Sanford Worthington Ambulance was also called to the scene.

The Worthington Police Department had stated the case was still being investigated, before being turned over to the County Attorney's office in mid-June.

According to the press release, charges range from gross misdemeanor third-degree riot to misdemeanor disorderly conduct.

Emma McNamee joined The Globe team in October 2021 as a reporter covering Crime & Courts, Politics, and the City beats. Born and raised in Duluth, Minn., McNamee left her hometown to attend school in Chicago at Columbia College. She graduated in 2021 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism, with a concentration in News & Feature Writing and a minor in Creative Writing.
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