Suffolk Public Schools responds after video of fight at high school circulates on social media

Posted at 11:48 AM, Jan 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 23:57:04-05

SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk Public Schools released a statement that it is aware of a video and rumors circulating on social media involving an incident at King's Fork High School that happened on Thursday.

"Safety is a priority for everyone at Suffolk Public Schools, and we appreciate receiving information related to keeping our students and staff safe," said the school district in a Facebook post, adding, "Yesterday, there were fights at KFHS which involved several students. All students involved were disciplined per policy, and sent home with their guardians."

The district confirmed that Suffolk Police are investigating the incidents, and said also that fights are not tolerated at King's Fork High School, or any of its schools.

On Tuesday, a King's Fork High School student was also taken into custody for bringing a gun to school.

Police took the 15-year-old student into custody and petitions were obtained for possession/transportation of a firearm by a convicted felon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm on school property and underage possession of a firearm.

At around 5:30 p.m. Friday afternoon, King's Fork High School principal, Ron Leigh, released a statement via Suffolk VA Public Schools Facebook page which read:

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