Everett High community forum heats up between parents and staff

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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A community forum got heated Thursday night at Lansing Everett High School.

Dozens of parents showed up to get answers about several fights that happened at the school earlier this week.

Administrators from the Lansing School District held the meeting to clear up misconceptions about a series of fights that broke out Tuesday morning.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, along with Police Chief Mike Yankowski joined school officials to meet with the concerned parents.

Associate Superintendent Dr. Mark Coscarella updated parents with the latest findings in the investigation.

According to Coscarella, five fights involving numerous students broke out Tuesday as a result of a social media challenge that was not gang-related.

Officials say the fights led to four arrests and 18-20 student suspensions.

Parents and students say they heard conflicting stories, one of which included a gun threat.

Police and school administrators say no weapons were found in the investigation.

Administrators from the Lansing School District say the fights are still under investigation.