Hundreds of Black & Muslim High School Students Brawl

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. pspr


    What started out as a lunchtime food fight in a Minneapolis high school ended in a massive brawl involving hundreds of students and police officers wielding canisters of Mace.

    Minneapolis South High School was placed on lockdown shortly before 1pm Thursday after violence broke out during third-period lunch inside the cafeteria between Muslim and black students.

    More than 20 staff members and two school resource officers responded immediately and attempted to break up the fight, but were unable to handle the situation and called the Minneapolis Police Department for help.

    Dozens of police officers who arrived on the scene tried to disperse the crowd of brawling teenagers, but to no avail.

    They then formed a human chain often used during crowd control situation and called on the brawlers to stand down, but when that failed, police sprayed Mace into the air above the crowd.

    Student Abdi Sheik told CBS that the fight escalated into a 'big riot' over racial hostilities that have long been bubbling under the surface.

    According to witnesses, an initial fight happened during the first lunch period when one student threw a milk carton at another. By the time the third period came around, the situation spiraled out of control, with boys hitting girls and some students lying on the floor and covering their faces in surrender.

    Some members of the South High School community said that the violent incident was the culmination of ongoing tensions between the eight per cent of Muslim students of Somali decent and the 20 per cent who are African Americans.
  2. But....this is good news.
  3. pspr


    Those students need to be armed better. :D
  4. This wouldn't happen if Sister Mary Elephant was still around..:cool:
  5. TGregg


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  6. :D