Video: Fight caused lockdown of Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield


CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) — Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County was put on lockdown Thursday after a large fight broke out, police said.

Officers worked to separate the students who were fighting in the school but authorities are not sure what led to the altercation, according to Chesterfield Police Captain Mark Haynes. There were no injuries reported.

Police said that eight to 10 students were detained after the fight but no weapons were found or arrests have been made.

Meadowbrook High School Principal Marcie Terry sent an email to families after the lockdown was lifted to inform them of the incident. In the message, which was provided to 8News and can read in its entirety below, Terry writes that those involved will face “serious consequences.”

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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