Police respond to big fight at Miami school

February 29, 2008 10:07:18 AM PST
Police responded in force Friday at a high school where a protest became unruly, and more than a dozen students were hauled away in handcuffs. The disturbance at Miami Edison Senior High School occurred during a protest over the arrest Thursday of another student, a Miami-Dade County schools police spokesman said.

"That protest became very unruly," Charles Hurley, a schools police commander, told WSVN-TV. He said some students threw water bottles, books and other items at police officers.

Dozens of police cars responded to the school north of downtown Miami.

Fire rescue officials said one student and three police officers had minor injuries. School officials said classes returned to normal shortly after police responded.

Miami Edison recently celebrated its move from a designation of an "F" or failing to "D" based on Florida's ranking of public schools. Last year only 10 percent of students met reading standards. Less than a third met state math standards.

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