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One teen taken to hospital after fight at Kilgore High School

One teen taken to hospital after fight at Kilgore High School

POSTED: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:29pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 10, 2012 - 2:40pm

A fistfight at Kilgore High School led to one teen being taken to the emergency room for a minor cut.

The fight, involving five high schoolers, broke out in the lunch line during the second lunch period on Thursday and eventually moved outside. When teachers came to break up the fight, the teens scattered. In order to determine which kids were in the fight, the school told teachers to keep students in the classrooms until those who were involved in the fight were identified.

Superintendent Jody Clemens tells KETK that the school was never on official lockdown, despite other media reports. The teachers were simply told to keep the students in their classrooms for a short time so that the teens involved in the fight could be identified.

No weapons were involved in the fight. One high school student was taken a local hospital to have a cut over his eye stitched up, but his injury was not serious.

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