Parents storm building after brawl breaks out at McKinley Middle School
Wed, 26 Oct 2011 15:00:34 GMT —
Police arrest 15 to 20 middle school students after a brawl at McKinley Foundation Academy in Flint.
School officials say besides some bruises no one was seriously hurt.
Once the fight broke out, students began calling and texting their parents.
Some of the parents became irate when they were not allowed inside the building.
Parents packed the front entrance demanding answers. They had heard about a fight possibly involving weapons and did not know if their children were safe.
One parent kicked the front door while another shouted "Kick it down!"
Another parent asked, "What's going on? What is going on?"
Another parent called school officials on the phone and said, "Guess what? You guys are getting sued. We want out kids out now!"
School leaders called Flint City police for assistance.
Officers arrested 15 to 20 students and took them to the police station.
School leaders locked the building down for a couple hours to restore order leaving the parents outside.
"It's pathetic, period!" shouted a parent.
School officials say no weapons were involved and that the fight could have started on a bus on the way to school, then continued inside the building before classes began.
Flint Schools Spokesman Bob Campbell says, "We'll be sending letters home to their parents notifying them about the incident and what the schools response is and reminding the parents to remind their children about the importance of maintaining order in school. Schools are for learning and this disrupts the learning process."
After a of couple hours, the school was no longer on lockdown.
The parents were allowed inside and some of them decided to take their kids home for the day.
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