ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in eastern Ohio say six people have been charged in connection with a fight between students and a jogger during a school-sponsored field trip to a cemetery last week.
Five students on the school-sanctioned walk with teachers through Woodlawn Cemetery in Zanesville will face various charges. The 45-year-old jogger, who police said challenged the students, was charged with disorderly conduct.
Police said the April 22 incident began when the passing jogger exchanged words with students who were throwing rocks at cemetery signs. The jogger was hospitalized with a collapsed lung and bruised ribs but has since been released. Police say the man delivered the first blow.
The jogger, David Roush, said he’s not guilty and plans to fight the charge.
One of the students has been expelled from school.