NORTH VERSAILLES (KDKA) — The superintendent of East Allegheny School District Donald Mac Fann said he takes fights very seriously and will work with North Versailles police to file charges if they feel it’s necessary.
Mac Fann said the fight happened in the Junior/Senior High School cafeteria around 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Mac Fann said around 8 to 10 students, both boys and girls in 9th through 12th grade, were involved in the fight. He said the fight was immediately broken up by the staff and security on duty at the time.
A student in the cafeteria at the time said smaller fights broke out after that.
The school was placed on lockdown for about 20 minutes as a precaution.
North Versailles Police and a few other departments responded to the scene.
The parents of the students involved in the fight were contacted and those students went home right after the fight broke up.
One student was waiting for his mom to pick him up for an early dismissal when he heard the commotion.
Amy Wadas: Tell me what you heard.
Brody Friedel: You could hear them screaming and everything and saying oh my God and all that.
Friedel’s mom said she jumped into action as soon as she heard what was going on.
“I called 911. Police hadn’t arrived several minutes after I arrived. I called 911 as well, requesting additional back up,” Friedel’s mom said. “It was very chaotic, very scary with all stuff going on with school bomb threats and shootings. It was very scary.”
Police said no one was arrested and the superintendent said no one was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
The superintendent said surveillance video caught the fight on camera. He said the District will review the video so they can determine what disciplinary action will be taken.
It’s unclear what sparked the fight at this time.