18 teens issued citations after fight at Dodge County Fair

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DODGE CO. (WITI) — The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office has issued 18 citations for disorderly conduct after a fight at the Dodge County Fair. A total of 11 females and seven males from Beaver Dam, Horicon, Mayville, Burnett and Juneau were involved in the incident.

Officials say the fight broke out over name calling — and initially involved five girls. The other girls apparently became involved when a lemonade cup was smashed over one of the girl’s heads. That led to another girl getting thrown down to the ground being kicked and punched.

After interviewing the boys, investigators found they did not seek out assistance or call 911.  They stated they thought someone else would call and that they didn’t have to. One of the boys stated he wanted to stay and watch and actually admitted to yelling “fight –fight”; hoping that one of the girls would get assaulted because he did not like her.

Social media assisted with the investigation. But officials say if 911 was chosen as a priority over videotaping, this incident would have ended quickly and may not have resulted in these citations.

Dodge County Sheriff Patricia Ninmann said in a news release that this type of behavior is unacceptable. She states, “this situation could have led to serious injuries, not only to those involved, but also to innocent young children that were in the area.  These teenagers need to understand they do have a responsibility to act appropriately and when they do not there are consequences for their actions.”

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