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Police Tipped Off To Fight Between Haverhill And Methuen Students Via Twitter

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HAVERHILL (CBS) – Some heated words led to a melee between Haverhill and Methuen high school students.

It happened Tuesday night at a basketball game in Haverhill.

According to police, the buildup to the brawl started on Twitter.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

At a hockey game on Saturday, students from the rival schools had a fight.

Soon after, police got word of a “rematch” set for Tuesday at the high school after they were tipped off to a heated exchange on Twitter.

After the game, seven people, including four adults, were arrested in a parking lot fight.

Haverhill Lt. Robert Pistone says social media adds a new dimension to dealing with students; words spread faster, it’s out on the Internet and police can keep tabs.

Pistone says the tweets prepared police so they had additional officers on hand to prevent a bad situation from getting worse.

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