Brawl at High School Looks More Like a Prison Riot

LiveLeak, January 26, 2012

Police were called to Dekaney High School in northwest Harris County Friday after a brawl broke out in the cafeteria.

Spring ISD officials said the fight started between four students. But cell phone video clearly shows a chaotic scene with a lot more than four students involved.

Students who were in the lunchroom at the time said it was more like a riot.

“All these people came and just started hitting everybody,” said Maya Rodriguez, a student. “After a while, I got hit and everybody just started fighting. So I hit back . . . ”

Students were jumping on tables, yelling and throwing things.

“They had a riot at B lunch and it got outrageous,” said Everiel Johnson, a student. “They started throwing milk. Innocent people were getting hit for no reason.”

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Dekaney students and parents say they’re fed up with the problems at the school and they don’t think it’s safe.

“We feel like this is getting out of control, way out of control,” said one mom who didn’t want to show her face. “And we just don’t know, as parents, what to do or who to talk to.”

The woman said her son was jumped in a Dekaney hallway on Thursday. {snip}

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[Editor’s Note: More videos are available at the original article. Dekaney High School is 62 percent black, 31 percent Hispanic, and 3 percent white.]

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