HOPE – Almost 24 hours after Hope High School experienced numerous fights between students in the office, cafeteria and a classroom, the Hope Public School District has released the following statement:
“The police presence on the Hope High School campus Tuesday was in response to an altercation between two students that was handled according to district policy.”
Hope Police Department Officers as well as Hempstead County Deputies responded to the call for aid by the School Resource Officer (SRO) shortly after noon.
Three separate videos, taken by another student, quickly went viral, area wide. The videos show several young women fighting each other and a young man facing off with the SRO. HHS staff, as well as the responding officers, were able to separate the fighting parties. It is not known if any arrests were made.