SPRING, Texas Police were called to Dekaney High School in northwest Harris County Friday after a brawl broke out in the cafeteria.
Spring ISD officials said the fight started between four students. But cell phone video obtained by KHOU 11 News clearly shows a chaotic scene with a lot more than four students involved.
Students who were in the lunchroom at the timesaid it was more like a riot.
All these people came and just started hitting everybody, said Maya Rodriguez, a student. After a while, I got hit and everybody just started fighting. So I hit back...
Students were jumping on tables, yelling and throwing things.
They had a riot at B lunch and it got outrageous, said Everiel Johnson, a student. They started throwing milk. Innocent people were getting hit for no reason.
Dekaney s principal said she has seen enough.
We have to have immediate solutions. We know that. We know that we have to do something quickly, Delic Loyde said.
Dekaney students and parents say they re fed up with the problems at the school and they don t think it s safe.
We feel like this is getting out of control, way out of control, said one mom who didn t want to show her face. And we just don t know, as parents, what to do or who to talk to.
The woman said her son was jumped in a Dekaney hallway on Thursday. She said another student had to be sent to the hospital, so she didn t let her son go to school on Friday.
I feel like we re gonna lose a life if somebody doesn t do something to prevent these fights that are going on every day, she said.
Cell phone videos of several small-scale riots at Dekaney were posted to the Internet last year.
That s why Willie Mayes pulled his son out of Dekaney and sent him to private school.
I m coming home and there s news vans out here once a week. Apparently not being tough enough, said Willie Mayes. I m paying for him to go to private school just to be away from this.