BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A Thursday brawl that broke out at Central High School resulted in charges for six people, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO).
A video of the incident that was circulating on Instagram appeared to show utter chaos in the school’s cafeteria. Multiple students can be seen throwing punches, while others were running to escape the area. Those in the vicinity can be heard yelling.
The video appears to have since been removed from Instagram.
EBRSO confirmed that after the incident, six individuals were issued summons for their alleged involvement in a “fistic encounter.” Authorities add that the brawl did not result in any injuries and that there were no weapons involved.
Central Police Department shared the following statement on social media:
“Today, officers with the Central Police Department responded to Central High School to assist the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office in handling an altercation amongst students. This will not be tolerated within our Central schools or in our community. There is no place for it. While EBRSO is primarily handling the case, I will be working with their leadership to ensure those involved face proper consequences so this doesn’t happen again.”Chief Roger Corcoran
The Central Community School System released this statement about what took place at Central High School:
Earlier today, an altercation took place between a few students at Central High School. The School Resource Officer, administration, and staff immediately handled the situation. Additional law enforcement support was requested to safely resolve and address the situation. Out of an abundance of caution, students were sent to class and a lockdown of the campus was initiated. Once the campus was clear, the lockdown was lifted and the school returned to normal operations.
The Central Community School System expects the highest standards of student behavior. The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority. The events of today are unacceptable and do not reflect the values and standards of our school system and our community.
This is a developing case, and BRProud will keep readers updated as officials continue to investigate the incident.