Three fights broke out at Muskogee High School this morning, according to school employees.
Two girls initially started fighting each other, then others joined in, which counted as a second fight.
“It looked worse than it was,” one employee said. “It was people gathering around to try to see.”
Later, in an unrelated fight, a girl hit a boy, the employees confirmed.
MHS police officer Dan Hall was hit in one of the fights, the employees said, but it has not yet been determined if that hit was intentional or collateral.
Muskogee Schools Superintendent Mike Garde confirmed that “a fight” occurred this morning, but has not been able to confirm any other details yet.
3:30 P.M. UPDATE: MHS Principal Kim Fleak sent the following release:
Today at Muskogee High School there was an incident that occurred in the cafeteria prior to the beginning of the school day that resulted in several students receiving citations and/or taken to CIC (Crisis Intervention Center). At this time, our Campus Police and MHS Administrative personnel are conducting their investigations, which could result in more citations as well as several out-of-school suspensions. This type of behavior will not be tolerated at Muskogee High School, and it needs to be understood that there will be strong consequences if it does take place.
The safety and well-being of all MHS students are of extreme importance to all members of this staff and this district. It is the expectation of this district that a quality education be provided to all students in a safe learning environment, and that is an expectation that will be upheld at Muskogee High School.