19 juvenile summons issued for 3 East High School fights

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Three consecutive fights at East High School on Thursday resulted in 19 juvenile summons being issued.

Memphis Police Department said officers responded to a fight call at the school, in the 3200 block of Poplar Avenue, just after 11 a.m. When officers arrived, they found several females detained by school security because of their involvement in a fight inside the school.

School security sprayed the girls with a pepper spray-type chemical to break up the first fight.

While officers were helping sort out the first fight, a second fight broke out in the parking lot of the school.

As officers were trying to clear the area of the second fight, a third fight broke out inside the school.

Officers were able to break up the groups and several students were detained.

A total of 17 girls and two boys were issued juvenile summons.

The school issued a statement stating this type of behavior is unacceptable at the school.

Multiple students were involved in altercations at East High School today.  The Memphis Police Department was called and several students were issued a juvenile summons.  This type of behavior will not be tolerated on our campuses and the students involved will face strict  disciplinary action at school.  Extra security will be at the school Friday to help ensure student safety.

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