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Nineteen students issued summons after three fights at East High

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A fight at East High School results in 19 students being issued juvenile summons.

According to authorities, officers were called to the school around 11 a.m. after several girls got into a fight inside the school. Several of them had reportedly been pepper sprayed by a officer at the school, but were unharmed due to the fight.

As officers were handling that situation a second fight broke out in the parking lot and a third inside the school.

After breaking up the altercations, officers issued juvenile summons to 17 females and two males.

The Shelby County School District issued a statement saying, “This type of behavior will not be tolerated on our campuses and the students involved will face strict disciplinary action at school. Extra security will be at the school Friday to help ensure student safety.”

WREG has also learned two middle school students were also involved in a fight as well. A teacher who tried to break it up was accidentally hit.

Both of those students have been disciplined as well.