Armstrong High School in Richmond was put on lockdown for around 45 minutes Friday afternoon after a large fight outside the school, according to sources. School officials say the school was able to have regular dismissal at 2 p.m. They say the lockdown was prompted by a disturbance outside of the school. Sources say the [...]

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Two Norview High School students were taken into custody by Norfolk Police on Friday after several fights broke out at the school during a fire alarm. Several students became involved in a fight outside after nearly 200 students refused to go back into the school after the fire alarm had ended. A school security guard [...]

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One of Manchester High School students was seriously injured.  As a result the principal issued this statement: “This is Pete Koste, principal at Manchester High School. I’m calling to let you know that our school is currently on lockdown as we investigate an altercation between two students. Police are on site and investigating, and one student [...]

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TTAPR on October 4th, 2014

A Highland Springs High School student beaten so badly that he was hospitalized for weeks has been charged with assault. Henrico Police said he and another teen student have been charged with assault. The student’s mother, Mary Martin, admitted her son hit another student first. But, she said, she was convinced he did it because [...]

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TTAPR on September 20th, 2013

Four Varina High School students were arrested after a teacher was assaulted during a school fight. The teacher was attempting to break up the fight when he was punched (assaulted) by one of the students. Javalais Wright, 18, was charged with assault, assault on school employee, and disorderly conduct, according to police. One 16-year-old male [...]

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Police arrested a students who pulled out a weapon during a fight at John Marshall High School Friday, according to Richmond Police. Two students got into a fight inside the school around 6:14 a.m. Friday. At least one of the students was waiting to take the bus from John Marshall to another school. After the [...]

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TTAPR on November 17th, 2011

The School Board has agreed to continue equipping civilian school security personnel with pepper spray at least until January, when it will discuss the issue again. School security guards used spray three times between Oct. 19 and 26, intervening in a Lafayette-Winona Middle School cafeteria fight, a Blair Middle student altercation, and a Granby High [...]

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Pepper spray was used to break up a student fight at Blair Middle School on Monday, the second such incident in a week in the city. Two students got into a fight at Blair Middle School during lunch, and a school security guard used pepper spray to stop it, a Norfolk Public Schools news release [...]

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TTAPR on May 13th, 2011

Then the food fight turned into a real one. The incident ended with the arrests of eight students and a parent. School officials say what started as a senior prank Wednesday afternoon turned violent. Officials would not speak on camera. Both sheriff’s deputies and police officers rushed to break up the melee. “People were getting [...]

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TTAPR on March 2nd, 2011

A teenager has been convicted of first-degree murder in the Sept. 5 beating an elderly man to death. Witnesses at the preliminary hearing testified one of the defendants had been drinking and instigated the attack to show off for some girls. Witnesses said the boys struck Baker — an Arizona resident in the area for his granddaughter’s wedding [...]

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