School fights prompt lockdown at Norview High

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – A series of fights at Norview High School Tuesday morning led to a brief lockdown at the school.

Norfolk Police responded to the school at 10:50 a.m. for the report of a fight between two students inside the school.

While officers were investigating, additional fights broke out at the school. 

Police say there were no weapons involved and no injuries reported. 

The situation was brought under control and the lockdown was lifted a short time later.

Norfolk Public School released this statement about the incident:

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‚Äôs 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.

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