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Danielle McClinton, Chicago Teen, Allegedly Bit Cop's Hand During Lunchroom Fight

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Danielle McClinton, 17, has been charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and mob action after she allegedly bit a Chicago cop's right hand three times during a cafeteria brawl.
Danielle McClinton, 17, has been charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and mob action after she allegedly bit a Chicago cop's right hand three times during a cafeteria brawl.

A 17-year-old Chicago girl has been charged with biting a Chicago police officer who intervened Thursday in a cafeteria fight at an East Garfield Park school.

Danielle McClinton, of the 5000 block of West Erie Street, allegedly instigated the brawl, which also led to the arrest of three other female students, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The fight reportedly began at 12:30 p.m. when several Al Raby School for Community and Environment students started fighting, causing the police officer assigned to cover the school to intervene. In the midst of the fight, McClinton allegedly bit the officer's right hand three times, according to the Tribune.

The group had been yelling and swinging their arms toward another group of students to initiate the brawl, according to CBS Chicago.

McClinton has been charged, as an adult, with aggravated battery to a police officer and mob action, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The other three teens are being charged with mob action as juveniles.

The officer, CBS reports, was not seriously hurt in the brawl.

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