“There was supposed to be a fight at Rye Neck last Friday,” said Rye Neck Schools Superintendent Dr. Peter Mustich on Thursday, May 13.
The district had learned of a rumored fight from the Mamaroneck Village Youth Officer, Oscar Ramos. ”We handled it by bringing security onto our property for the weekend,” Dr. Mustich told the Gazette.
“There was no occurrence and there was no damage to the property,” he added.
There was, however, extensive damage to Manor Park on that Friday, May 8. In addition, a Mamaroneck High School student had his jaw broken. (See: Teen’s Jaw Broken On Night of Manor Park Destruction.)
Mamaroneck Superintendent Dr. Paul Fried said, “Officals at MHS were not aware of any issues between Rye Neck and Mamaroneck students. Officer Ramos did not approach our administration.”
As for followup? “We need more information before we know what next steps might be in order,” said Dr. Fried.
“Our kids need a safe place to be,” said Dr. Mustich. “The adults need to make sure the kids have positive things to do instead of creating these disasters.”
As of Thursday, May 13, no arrests had been announced by the Larchmont police, who are handling the investigation. On May 11, Larchmont Police Chief John Poleway said he was confident the investigation would result in a future “arrest or arrests, as the case may be.”
Unofficial sources, including several Mamaroneck High School students, have said it was students from Rye Neck who committed both the assault and the vandalism after the MHS students failed to appear for a scheduled fight.
The police have not confirmed that the two incidents are related or that students from either high school are responsible for the violence.