Additional police officers at Meadowbrook High School after Thursday’s brawl

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (WRIC) – Chesterfield County Public Schools have confirmed there will be an additional police presence at Meadowbrook High School after a scuffle Thursday in which 8-10 students were detained by police.

Chesterfield Police Captain Mark Haynes told 8News they did not know what led to the altercation, but no injuries were reported.

Meadowbrook principal Marcie Terry told parents in a message Friday morning that the school would take other precautions in addition to the increased police presence. 8News obtained the post, which is reproduced in full below:

Hello monarch parents,

We realize that yesterday’s events have created some uncertainty as to what precautions we would have in place today to ensure the safety and security of our students. We want to assure you that our division level leaders and local police are aware of the social media posts that have circulated as a result of yesterday’s events.

In response to these concerns and as a precaution, we will have an additional police presence inside and outside the building today. In addition, we will not have a homeroom today in order to minimize student travel and we have postponed the tests until Monday. We will also limit movement in the hallways during teaching hours. Additional measures can be put in place as the school day progresses.

We appreciate your continued partnership as we seek to help your students have a successful school year. We will provide an update at the end of the school day.

Marcie Terry, Principal of Meadowbrook High School

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