NW Harris County residents concerned over teen fights near Cy Lakes High School

One teenager was injured in the NW Harris County fight and residents who live nearby say this isn't the first brawl to break out
February 23, 2014 4:39:38 AM PST
Dozens of teenagers were caught on camera fighting in northwest Harris County, and that was just one of several brawls that have been happening in the area. Another one ended in shots fired, and now residents are fed up with the violence.

Folks who live in the neighborhood where the fight happened say at least some of the kids involved are students at Cy Lakes High School. They also say the fight was not an isolated incident.

According to the sheriff's department, the fight involved as many as 60 teenagers and ended when someone fired several shots.

One young man was badly beaten was taken by helicopter to a nearby hospital, deputies said.

People who live in the area tell us fights like this have been breaking out all the time. One resident, who asked we not use her name, says her husband recently had to break up a fight in their front yard.

"I want the fights to stop. I want our neighborhood back. I want my children to feel safe getting off their school bus. I don't want them to be scared that somebody's going to pull out a gun and shoot somebody and they're going to be in the path," she said.

Authorities say the fights are going on almost daily some weeks.

"I have spoken with the AP and he told me there's nothing he can do that once they leave campus, it's not their responsibility," the resident said.

In a brief statement issued Saturday afternoon, Cy Fair ISD says it's working with the sheriff's department on the investigation into the latest fight.

Neighbors are hoping someone can find some answers.

"The school needs to work with the parents, and the Cy Fair PD knows there's an issue, and they need to fix it," the resident said.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says it has increased patrols in the neighborhood and is cooperating with the school district on the investigation.

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