Increased police patrols, one extra security guard, lockdown and a letter to parents, that's how Sexton High School staff is responding after two lunchtime brawls Tuesday.
The fights began as students were coming back to campus from lunch. Sexton Principal Broderick Williams says six students were involved and will be punished as well as a number of others who gathered to watch the fights. The first began on Allegan Street, the second on Sexton's front lawn. All six students have been detained, but only one kept overnight in a youth home. He is charged with trespassing and assaulting a police officer. The five others face charges of trespassing and/or disorderly conduct.
Students are still allowed to leave school property for lunch, but before and after the open hour students will remain in classrooms with limited access to hall passes. There will be punishment for students caught out of their classrooms. One extra security guard will be added to Sexton's staff, currently three are on duty during the day.
The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office declined to comment on what will happen to the students now.