Large Fight Cancels Class at Youngstown East High School

Large Fight Cancels Class at Youngstown East High School

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Police are responding to a large fight that started in the cafeteria at East High School in Youngstown Tuesday morning.

Dozens of officers went to the school, and police put six people into police cars in handcuffs. Youngstown Police expect at least six people to be charged in the fight. Police did not release information on what the students were fighting over.

Youngstown Schools Superintendent Steve Stohla said that school will be closed the rest of the day and Wednesday, upon the advice of the Youngstown Police Department. Stohla said that the closure Wednesday is to give students a chance to calm down.

Witnesses said that police used pepper spray to help break up the fight.

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