(KMOV.com) -- Several students were arrested after a large brawl broke out in the halls of a high school in north St. Louis. Parents and students at Clyde C. Miller Career Academy said the fight is the result of bullying and administrators could have stopped it.
According to witnesses, the fight began in the hallway and then escalated inside a classroom around 10:30 a.m. Thursday.
St. Louis Police said the fight stemmed from a previous altercation between a 16-year-old female and a 17-year-old female victim. Police then said seven more females walked into the classroom and began fighting, too.
Three additional females students attempted to intervene, said police, but were then also assaulted by the group as well.
“The girl that was fighting was getting pulled this way and pulled that way,” said student Jazzy Jones, “So I was grabbing them to separate them up.”
Jones said she was suspended from school. Jones' mother said the school could have prevented the fight. She said the school knew the bullying was going on and did nothing about it.
Eight female students were arrested and charged with third degree assault.
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy is located in the 1000 block of North Grand.
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