"It was like a huge uproar," said a student. "Things were being thrown, people were yelling and screaming."
A Dekaney High School senior, who we are not identifying, says he watched from the sidelines Thursday as the chaos unfolded in the hallway, eventually sending two students to the hospital.
He recalled, "I just saw blood like on the floor while walking to class. I saw like trails and drops of blood and stuff."
It was another Dekaney student who captured the nasty brawl on cell phone video and now that parents have seen it, they are concerned for their children's safety.
The student told Eyewitness News, "I know parents are really terrified. My friend's mom is about to take him out of the school."
A parent said, "That is not supposed to happen. It was a riot."
"I don't understand it," said Christina Nelson. "I want an explanation."
Nelson has two ninth graders at the school and says she wants the district to be more open about how it plans to prevent these types of dangerous incidents from happening again.
She said, "I'm not comfortable and I don't feel that they are doing everything they should do."
But school principal Delic Loyde told Eyewitness News over the phone Friday, incidents like these are not normal on campus and while they still don't know what sparked it, they are investigating. The school has called in extra security.Meanwhile parents and students fear a repeat.
The student said, "I think the teachers and principals are really trying to keep things under control but they are really outnumbered. It's going to happen again. That's not even a question."
At last check, the principal still did not know the extent of the injuries for the two students wounded in Thursday's brawl. She did say that no one was stabbed. She added that the fight did not involve groups of Hispanic and African-American students battling each other.
The principal says she plans to send a letter home to parents explaining the school's zero tolerance policy.