NJ pastor asks feds to probe school dance fight

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - October 29, 2009

Police arrested five adults, including three parents, and seven juveniles at Franklin High School's homecoming dance Friday.

Police say the fight started when one student tried to re-enter after leaving, which is against school policy. Police say the student shoved a police officer.

Students and parents say police beat students and used pepper spray. However, authorities say only one student suffered a bruised calf and five police officers were injured in the scuffle.

The Rev. DeForest "Buster" Soaries (SOR'-eez) says the racial makeup of the police and those apprehended raises questions.

The Somerset County prosecutor is investigating.

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Information from: Courier News, http://www.mycentraljersey.com

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