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Two Buffalo women face charges after entering Buffalo school to instigate fight

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 14:29:13-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Buffalo Police announced two Buffalo women are facing charges after entering a Buffalo school to instigate a fight.

Police say 35-year-old Mercedes Lucas and 29-year-old Jessica Nelson entered Southside Elementary Tuesday morning and entered a classroom with the intent to instigate a fight.

According to police, a fight did occur between two students who are both juveniles, Lucas and Nelson were arrested as a result.

According to Buffalo Police Captain Jeff Rinaldo, when Lucas and Nelson entered the school they were advised not to leave the school's office but proceeded to a classroom.

Rinaldo also says Lucas held the victim down while the juvenile suspect hit her.

Lucas and Nelson face the following charges: acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17 and criminal trespass.

7 Eyewitness News reached out to the Buffalo Public Schools for comment, a spokesperson says anyone who visits any school must sign in at the office and is not authorized to go anywhere else in the school without an administrative escort.

No further information is available at this time.