The adult who jumped into a Roseville Middle School fight and kicked a middle school student in the face twice has been identified and will face a felony assault charge, according to Roseville Police.

The adult who jumped into a Roseville Middle School fight and kicked a middle school student in the face twice has been identified and will face a felony assault charge, according to Roseville Police.

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Adult in Roseville Middle School fight video to face felony assault charge

By: Brian Louwers, Maria Allard | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 3, 2021

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ROSEVILLE — A woman seen on video punching and kicking one of two girls engaged in a fight at Roseville Middle School will be charged with felony assault.

“We’ve identified the adult. We secured a warrant yesterday (Dec. 1) for her arrest,” Roseville Police Department Deputy Chief Mitchell Berlin said. “We are working with another jurisdiction in an attempt to pick her up as we speak.”

The physical altercation occurred at 7 a.m. Nov. 22 before the start of the school day, Roseville Community Schools Superintendent Mark Blaszkowski said.

A video of the incident was posted to social media that shows the two girls, with their faces obscured, hitting each other. While the two students were fighting, a third female individual joined in and appeared to kick one of the girls in the face twice. According to Blaszkowski, that third person is related to one of the girls in the fight but does not attend Roseville Middle School.

“This incident was immediately handled by the building administrators and law enforcement,” Blaszkowski said. “We continue to work closely with the Roseville Police Department to hold all parties accountable for their actions. We submitted as much information as we could to the Police Department. We have cameras outside. That footage was sent to the Police Department.”

It was unclear what prompted the fight. Blaszkowski would not comment on the grades of the two students.

“The two girls got into a fight. Another individual who does not go to our school intervened and joined in the fight,” the superintendent said. “We heard one story it was an adult or a kid related that goes to another school.”

That third person in the fight reportedly left the scene with the girl to whom she is related. At the end of the video, the student who was kicked in the face was observed sitting on the ground after the pair left.

Berlin confirmed that the suspect, a woman in her mid 20s, was believed to be a relative of one of the girls.

“She kicked a junior high student in the face at least twice, as well as struck her in the head numerous times,” Berlin said of the incident. “She came in as a third party in the altercation and blindsided the young girl. When the girl went down, she kicked her in the face twice, causing injury to the young girl. It’s very brutal, uncalled for and won’t be tolerated in the city of Roseville.”

Blaszkowski declined comment on whether or not the students in the altercation were suspended.

“I don’t disclose the discipline of students,” he said.

He also said the parents of the student kicked in the face were called and alerted about what happened.

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