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January 23, 2024

Fight at Robeson High School high school put school on lockdown

The altercation involved students and their family members inside the school in West Philly; Philadelphia Police and officers from the school district's Office of School Safety responded

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A fight at Paul Robeson High School for Human Services, above, involved family members and caused an hour-long lockdown Monday, according to school officials. Several students have been suspended.

A fight prompted a lockdown at Paul Robeson High School for Human Services on Monday.

Video shared with FOX29 shows two female students fighting in a school hallway just before noon. Officials and fellow students are seen attempting to break up the altercation. School officials said family members of the involved students came to Paul Robeson and got involved in the fight. Philadelphia Police and the Office of School Safety were called and students were moved into classrooms for an hour-long lockdown.

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In an additional video, several adults are seen inside a school office attempting to separate two students. One person emerged from the fight with blood on their face. A letter about the incident was sent to parents saying several students were involved, and Philadelphia Police said students involved were suspended.

It's currently unclear what caused the fight. Paul Robeson High, at 42nd and Market streets in the West Powelton neighborhood, has nearly 300 students, according to the Philadelphia School District.