A school brawl involving 30 female students has been reported in Pittsburgh, at University Prep 6-12, and investigators are still trying to piece together the events that led to the bloody fight.
The incident took place on Monday, February 29, and allegedly it all began with a minor scuffle between two girls, over a boy that they both had feelings for.
The disagreement soon snowballed unexpectedly however, with several dozens of students being eventually involved in the dispute.
At 9:45 a.m., concerned school officials alerted 911 dispatchers about the violent occurrence, and dozens of police officers were sent to the campus, located at 3117 Central Avenue, in Hill District.
A lockdown was quickly enforced, as law enforcement tried to take control of the situation and break up the school brawl. Parents were alerted about the crisis, but urged not to approach the high school until the incident was resolved.
In the end, a total of 30 school girls were arrested by police officers, and ousted from the academic institution’s premises.
The lockdown order was finally rescinded at around 11 a.m. when an all-clear was sounded and parents were finally allowed to come take their disorderly kids home. Shortly afterwards, classes resumed as if nothing had ever been amiss just hours before.
As explained by Ebony Pugh, public information officer at the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the misbehaving pupils are due to be charged for their involvement in the savage fight at a later date.
Luckily, despite the fact that the school brawl took such epic proportions, no one sustained any critical or life-threatening injuries, most of the kids experiencing just bruises or superficial cuts and scratches.
The most severely affected was a girl who had an asthma attack while participating in the dispute, but one of the many ambulances that had been sent to University Prep quickly transported the patient to a the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center). There, after receiving emergency treatment, the high schooler’s condition finally stabilized.
Apparently, an officer has also been wounded in the attack, and had to be transported to a nearby medical facility. For now, it hasn’t been confirmed if the victim is a police officer from the Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety, or a school resource officer employed by University Prep.
Information remains sparse even concerning the students that took part in the school brawl, although it’s well worth mentioning that the academic institution is attended by kids from grades 6 to 12, so it may be that some of the troublemakers were as young as 11 or 12.
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