Cell phone video: Riot breaks out at Dekaney High School


by Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News & KHOU.com staff


Posted on January 27, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 27 at 6:53 PM

SPRING, Texas – A Dakaney High School student used a cell phone to capture a brawl that broke out in the cafeteria on Friday.

Spring ISD officials said the fight started between four students and no one was seriously hurt.

But students said - and the video will attest - that it was more like a riot, and there were a lot more than four students involved.

"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 and then."

"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."

Other 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."