Extra police at Meadowbrook High School after Thursday brawl

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Chesterfield County Public Schools have confirmed that there will be an extra police presence at Meadowbrook High School after a brawl Thursday saw 8 to 10 students detained by police.

Chesterfield Police Captain Mark Haynes told 8News they aren’t sure what led to the altercation, but no injuries were reported.

Meadowbrook principal Marcie Terry told parents in an email following the incident that there will be “serious consequences” for the students involved in the fight. 8News obtained the email, which is reproduced in its entirety below:

Meadowbrook Families:

I want to share with you that we are working with Chesterfield Police to investigate the circumstances that led to an altercation among students to which staff and police responded.  The school went on lockdown while additional Chesterfield Police came to the school to assist.

I sincerely appreciate that the great majority of our students were not involved, but we are very concerned about those students who engaged in the altercation.  Not only did this disrupt the instructional setting and dismissal, but there are serious consequences for those who may have been involved. 

As you talk with your child, please let school administration and Chesterfield Police know of any additional information that may be important. 

Thank you for your continued partnership to keep our school a safe and supportive learning environment. 

Meadowbrook High School Principal Marcie Terry

This story is developing. Stay with 8News for updates.

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