Hundreds watch students fight at McNary HS

Marion County

2 students arrested, more charges are possible

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds of students watched a fight between students at McNary High School in Keizer Thursday which ended with two students arrested and taken to the Marion County Juvenile Department.

The fight between two girls broke out around 2:20 p.m. near the gym, Keizer police said in a release. Staff members broke up that fight but not before “hundreds of students” gathered around.

When a Keizer Police school resource officer got there, two boys were identified as being involved in the incident. The boys struggled with the officer and other police were called to the scene.

Both boys were then arrested. They face disorderly conduct and interfering with a peace officer charges. The investigation into the actions of the girls continues, and it’s possible charges will be filed.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The Salem-Keizer School District released the following statement:

“What happened at McNary this week isn’t representative of the students, staff or community. We are greatly disappointed by what transpired, but ultimately, we don’t take a disruption to the school day or a compromise to the safety of our student body lightly. The disciplinary consequences for these sorts of actions are significant, and we’re working with law enforcement as they complete their investigation. McNary High School prides itself on being an inclusive place for everyone, and our students and staff look forward to resuming our normal routine so we can focus on learning.”

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