Fox news has reported that a staff member and 3 students have been taken to an area hospital, treated for injuries obtained when a mob of 200-300 students broke out in a fight.
Feb. 14, 2013, a dozen or more police officers were dispatched to South High School in Minneapolis. Apparently a fight that lasted 15 minutes started off as a food fight and quickly broke out into 5 o 6 group fights.
Sgt. Bill Palmer of the Minneapolis police department says students were throwing food, plates, pop bottles and anything they could get their hands on.
Although police and school officials insist that the brawl started over a simple food fight, students are complaining that the food thrown was used to support a racist motive.
Adnan Farah, a student told the local Star Tribune, "this school is not safe for Somali students. Throughout this year, there have been a lot of fights."
Another student, Senior Guled Omar says that him and other Somali-American have complained to the school district but their complaints have been ignored.
A few days before the fight incident, the school paper had written an article about race tensions in the school.
Police were forced to spray mace and the fighters and others began running. Students complained of eye irritation.
The school was put on locked down where noone is allowed in the hallways and classes resumed while police patrolled. Police returned the next day also.
Although no arrest were made, security cameras are being reviewed to find out who the main aggressors are.