Norview High School placed on lockdown due to several student fights

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NORFOLK, Va. – A Norfolk high school had to be placed on lockdown due to a string of fights that broke out in the school.

The Norfolk Police Department responded to a fight that started between students at Norview High School on Tuesday, February 5.

While the officers were investigating the situation, more fights began to happen. A lockdown of the school was then put in place.

It was reported that multiple altercations occurred in the cafeteria of the school with the first incident happening at around 11 a.m.

The following altercation took place during the following lunch period of the first incident.

Norfolk Public Schools reported that the second situation was contained within 20 minutes due to the help of school administration, security personnel and the Norfolk Police Department.

Norfolk Public Schools has released this statement:

Late this morning, Norview High School went on a brief lockdown due to multiple altercations that occurred in the cafeteria. The first incident happened at approximately 11:00 a.m., subsequent incidents followed during the next lunch period. The situation was quickly contained within 20 minutes as a result of the coordinated efforts of school administration, security personnel and the Norfolk Police Department.

Classes and activities have resumed, however security measures remain in place.  The principal will make calls to parents and guardians this afternoon.  An increased police presence will be observed throughout dismissal today to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff.  Students involved in any of today’s altercations will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.  Norfolk Public Schools is thankful for the swift response and support of our staff, security personnel and local law enforcement.  We are also proud of the entire student body at Norview High for their commendable behavior and cooperation throughout the day.

There is no further information at this time.

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