UPDATE: Franklin High School officials say the actual pugilists on the train were Franklin High alumni, not students, the Milford Daily News reports.
The 7:20 Franklin train last night pulled into Forge Park 63 minutes late because MBTA Transit Police had to board it twice to quell rambunctious Franklin High students returning from a hockey match at the Garden (which the Franklin Panthers lost). MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo relays this account:
After receiving a report of fighting aboard the train, Transit Police responded to Readville Station, where more than a dozen high school-aged teens were removed from the outbound train. As the train approached Norwood, Transit Police received another report of more disturbances aboard the train. Transit Police boarded the train in Norwood and rode the train. There were no further incidents. There were no reported injuries nor any arrests, but one or two individuals may face charges for vandalizing the inside of a passenger coach with graffiti.
Some kids live-tweeted the activity. One wrote:
I honestly think that Franklin just threw its own project x party on this train
Witnessing civil war on the train right now between these franklin fans...kids throwing down left and right
Apparently, this isn't the first time Franklin students have caused problems returning from Boston:
don't think I've ever taken the train back from a Franklin event with out the cops coming on
Franklin High officials, at least, did not ignore the train ride from hell. One student tweeted (tweet since deleted) late last night:
OMG I HAVE A MEETING WITH MY PARENTS AND PRINCIPAL TOMORROW MORNING AND I AM STILL DRUNK. THIS IS NOT GOOD.