Police called to large fight at West Seneca East HS

West Seneca East High School Fight

WEST SENECA, NY--  Police were called to West Seneca East High School for a fight that involved several students.

Superintendent Whitney Vantine tells 2 On Your Side that the fight started on the third floor of the school between several students.  School staff helped break up the fight and the school was put in lockdown during that time.

The district called police and the superintendent says that those "of age" were taken by police.  Those that were underage are being dealt with through the school.

Officials are not sure yet what caused the fight. 

West Seneca Police say seven students were arrested.  One juvenile student will go through family court.   All students were released to their parents and are due in court at a later day.   No names are being released at this time. 

All students involved will be subject to a Superintendent's hearing.  Superintendent Vantine say the district does not tolerate this kind of activity and the situation will be handle swiftly and directly.

Parents received a robocall from the district after the incident. It said, "This is an important message from West Seneca East Senior High School. At approximately 10:15 a.m., a number of students were involved in a physical altercation in the hallway at East Senior. This event required the notification of the West Seneca Police Department to assist in the break-up of the event. The West Seneca police immediately responded to assist administration and staff members in securing the building and returning to a safe environment for all people at East Senior. At this time, we're returning to our normally scheduled activities. Rest assured that the building has been deemed safe for everyone to return to these scheduled activities."


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