HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- HISD describes a midday incident at North Forest High School as an altercation. The district statement indicated that school police responded quickly and brought it under control.
One student, a senior at the northeast Houston school describes it as a series of fights in the school cafeteria. "Kids were running so I went to see, and they were fighting, and they separated that one and there's another fight in the other corner."
Paramedics were seen loading one person into the back of an ambulance outside the school. No information was given about the person's condition or whether they were taken to a hospital for attention. Two other people were taken by HISD police and put into police vehicles.
The district said extra police will be at the school for afternoon dismissal.
HISD released the following statement about the incident:
There was an altercation on the campus of North Forest High School today. HISD police along with HPD responded immediately and the situation is under control. As a precautionary measure their (sic) will be additional police presence at the school during dismissal. The district does not tolerate fighting of any kind on our campuses, as the safety of our students is always our top priority.
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Person taken to hospital after report of assault at North Forest HS