Three Evanston Township High School students were charged with battery after allegedly battering a New Trier student Friday night after a contentious basketball game between the rivals at Northwestern University, leaving the teen with a broken nose and several facial lacerations.
Evanston Township High students Samuel Mendelson and Zachary
Shiffrin were charged with misdemeanor battery and consumption of
alcohol, while Gaberiel Seigel was charged with misdemeanor battery,
according to Evanston Police Cmdr. James Pickett. All are 18-year-old
The incident happened on Friday about 9:47 p.m. in the west parking lot of Northwestern University's Welsh-Ryan Arena, where New Trier had just defeated Evanston 54-50.
The offenders allegedly threw alcohol at the victim's car while beating on the vehicle, Pickett said. When they were told to stop by the victim and two other teens in the car, the offenders struck the victim in the face with a blunt object, dragged him out of the car and beat him with closed fists, Pickett said.
Once the 17-year-old victim's friends got out of the car, the offenders ran and police were notified. The offenders were detained and identified by the victim, Pickett said. He was treated at Evanston Hospital.
Evanston police continue to investigate, according to Pickett, who said police are still questioning others to see if anyone else was involved in the fight.