Three fights at Marshall HS get 17 cited
By Barbara Fulenwider
Fights that broke out during the lunch hour in the commons area of Marshall High School on Friday have resulted in 17 students receiving citations for disorderly conduct.
Boys and girls from 14 years old to 18 participated in the three fights, which took four administrators to break up, according to Ernesto Rodriguez, the district’s director of safe and secure schools.
“The appropriate disciplinary action has been taken for each student involved,” Rodriguez said, and that is what has taken time to sort out. The disciplinary action, said Nancy Porter, FBISD spokeswoman, is according to the student conduct code, the student’s age, frequency of misconduct, attitude -- “it’s on an individual basis for each student.”
Rodriguez said, “Administrators had broken up the fights but it took about 30 minutes for the (FBISD police) officers to sort things out.” Porter said backup police were “called to control the crowd of kids in the cafeteria.”
This report which relies heavily on official FBISD sources would seem to contradict the 911 calls published last week in FBN. See: http://www.fortbendnow.com/pages/full_story?article-Police-Tapes-Show-Dispatchers-Sent-Officers-To-Quell--Huge-Fight--At-Marshall%20=&page_label=results_content&id=20853-Police-Tapes-Show-Dispatchers-Sent-Officers-To-Quell--Huge-Fight--At-Marshall&widget=push&open=&
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