Nine arrested in Washington middle school basketball game riot

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — An officer suffered minor injuries, dozens of police units were called and nine teenagers were arrested after a riot broke out at a middle school basketball tournament in southwest Washington state.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office said it happened Friday evening at Gaiser Middle School in Vancouver after a fight between students lead to assaulting school officials trying to intervene.

The deputies who arrived initially had to call for back up because of riot conditions, as they were surrounded by 60 to 70 teens who shouted racial slurs and threats of assault and death against the officers.

With the assistance of 33 police units, officers ordered them to leave and arrested others who disobeyed commands.

Charges including trespassing, failing to disperse, assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.