Two men were arrested at the St. Charles County Caucus on Saturday at Francis Howell North High School.
The St. Peters Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, including St. Peters Park Rangers, St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department, St. Charles Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol, responded to a disturbance call at Francis Howell North High School involving more than 2,500 people.
The Republican Caucus was hosting an event at the school and hired two off-duty St. Peters Police Officers to work the event. At approximately 11 a.m., rules for the event were given to the crowd, which included no videotaping.
The crowd became upset with the rules and started to become verbally aggressive with event organizers and police officers at the scene. To deal with the unruly crowd, the officers at the Caucus requested more officers to respond to the scene for crowd control.
Event organizers made the decision to shut down the event and asked for police assistance to clear the building to prevent further problems and restore order.
Two people were arrested for trespassing after receiving numerous warnings to leave the school property. Both subjects were transported to St. Peters Justice Center where they were booked for Trespassing and released on a summons.
The subjects were identified as:
- 45-year-old white male
- From: O'Fallon, MO
- 55-year-old white male
- From: St. Charles County