Inter-School Dating Causes Fight at Caruth Park

Details of a mid-July brawl between Park Cities students are coming to the forefront.

On July 16, University Park police officers were called to Caruth Park on a disturbance call around 9:20 p.m. Officers reported a large number of teenagers running from the park upon police arrival, but the responding police were able to stop two vehicles leaving the scene.

“Officers said the teens had gathered because of a disturbance between two schools,” said Steve Mace, University Park communications director. “The teens were between the ages of 14 and 18. No citations were issued.”

Police said the incident was between students from Highland Park High School and Jesuit, a college preparatory school in Preston Hollow.

Social media offered additional details.

According to numerous Facebook posts, students at Highland Park High School were growing angry that students from Jesuit were “dating too many girls from Highland Park.”

Several people posted that the fight involved “close to fifty people.”

Mace said officers remained at the park for an hour to ensure everyone left the scene.

“University Park fire department paramedics were not needed and were not dispatched,” Mace said. “Police didn’t leave the park until all the remaining teens had been picked up by their parents.”

A Computer Aided Dispatch report obtained by Park Cities People mentioned that officers, upon arriving at the scene, “attempted to issue citations for disorderly conduct [and] fighting, but it was discovered the violation is not in the ticket writer.”

Timothy Glaze

A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, Tim has called Dallas home his entire life. He has covered news, schools, sports, and politics in Lake Dallas, Denton, Plano, Allen, Little Elm, and Dallas since 2009 for several publications - The Lake Cities Sun, The Plano Star Courier, the Denton Record Chronicle, and now, People Newspapers. He lives in Denton County with his wife and three dogs.

5 thoughts on “Inter-School Dating Causes Fight at Caruth Park

  • July 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Wasn’t even close to 50 people, wasn’t even with Jesuit kids (it was ESD), and had 0 (zero) things to do with anyone dating anyone. Poor job of journalism considering this has more false information than it does true.

    • July 24, 2019 at 10:10 pm

      The official word from the University Park Police Department is that the fight was between students from Jesuit and Highland Park High School. If you’ve got evidence to the contrary, we’d be happy to visit with you on the record and look it over. You might also consider reaching out to the police department with what you know.


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