HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - More than a dozen students and one adult were arrested after a fight at a Huntsville school.
The mass altercation occurred Tuesday morning at Johnson High School in north Huntsville. Calls and emails began pouring into the WAFF 48 newsroom, most from parents who got a text message from their child saying the school was on internal lockdown.
Huntsville City Schools Spokesperson Keith Ward says a fight broke out between two different families on school property. Several Huntsville police officers were dispatched to the school when security had to break up the fight.
Thirteen juveniles were taken into custody, along with one adult. Stayce Brewton was charged with disorderly conduct.
Ward said school fights are common but don't usually involve a parent.
"It doesn't happen often," Ward said. "They break the rules. Infractions with individuals causing disruptions, they are going to be charged," he said.
All 13 juveniles have been signed over to a detention center. They could face suspension or expulsion from school.