BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) has issued a statement about the large fight that happened at Capitol Middle School on Tuesday.

The fight started with two students but escalated near the end of the first period. EBRPSS says five students could be expelled and have hearings set for next week.

Read the full statement from EBRSS below.

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, a physical altercation erupted between two students which then escalated at Capitol Middle Magnet School near the end of the first-period class. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has launched an internal investigation into the matter. Five students have been considered for expulsion with hearings to begin next week. District leaders will implement all appropriate procedures to ensure proper protocols are followed.

East Baton Rouge Parish School System.