New Hampshire

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: 2 Adults Charged With Encouraging Fight Between Middle Schoolers

Two New Hampshire women have been charged with allegedly helping to facilitate a fight between two middle school students earlier this month.

Sarah Rutherford, 19, and Mikayla Reno, 21, are both charged with riot and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Reno also faces a simple assault charge.

According to police, the fight occurred on May 23 on Putnam Street in Manchester.

Police said cell phone video of the fight shows two middle school aged girls engaged in a physical altercation, punching each other multiple times.

In the video, Rutherford can be seen walking around the girls, egging them on. Reno can also be seen giving one of the girls instructions on what do do next. At one point, Reno is seen separating the two girls, and then is heard saying, "rebuttal, square up again" before directing them to start fighting again.

Reno was arrested on May 31. She has no scheduled court date at this time.

Rutherford turned herself in Wednesday and is scheduled to appear in court on July 10.

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