Several Students Arrested In Fight At Johnson High School

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Huntsville Police and Huntsville City Schools are investigating a large fight that broke out Wednesday at Johnson High School.  It happened in the lunchroom.

Dr. Harry Hobbs, police spokesman, said the incident happened around 12 p.m.  Two female students got in a fight, and a security officer notified the school resource officer.  Teachers broke up the fight, but during that time, six to seven make students got involved as well.

Hobbs says school resource officers tried to break up the group, but had to use pepper spray to get the students out of control.

During that time, three to four students ran out of the school building to avoid being arrested.

Police arrested three male students.  They were taken to the Detention home, where their parents can sign for them later.

Hobbs said school officials will decide how the girls are disciplined.

One female student was taken to Crestwood Medical Center for breathing issues.  She accidentally inhaled some pepper spray, Hobbs said.

The investigation continues.

We are working to get more details about this incident.  We’ll have more tonight on WHNT News 19 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.

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