CHARLOTTE — Channel 9 is working to find out more information surrounding several fights and a lockdown at Mallard Creek High School on Thursday.
A voicemail message from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to Mallard Creek High School parents stated that the school on Johnston Oehler Road in north Charlotte was on lockdown due to a series of fights.
Chopper 9 Skyzoom flew over the school around noon and could see police officers standing near one of the building doors. It appeared parents were also outside the doors speaking with officers.
An ambulance was also spotted outside the school and MEDIC said they took one person with minor injuries to the hospital.
Police said officers were called to the high school around 11 a.m. to help the School Resource Officer on campus in reference to a fight. CMPD said it was still investigating and that more details would be released.
A parent shared video with Channel 9 that they said their child recorded from inside the school Thursday morning. The footage showed a large group of students fighting with each other in the school hallways as classmates gathered around, many with their phones out, recording the brawl.
CMS sent the following message to parents:
“This is Principal Dean with an important message. A series of fights broke out this morning, and our school went on lockdown. Law enforcement was called to ensure the safety and security of our students. We are currently on a modified lockdown and lunch is being postponed as we investigate these incidents. This is unacceptable behavior and a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Students who violate the code will be disciplined accordingly.”
>> Channel 9 has a crew headed to the scene and will have more details on this developing story on Eyewitness News starting at 5 p.m.
Check back with wsoctv.com for updates on this story.
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