JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — (First Coast News has removed the photos and video from this story while we acquire necessary content permissions)
A fight at Southside Middle School Friday reportedly caused significant injuries to one of the students, according to multiple witnesses.
Photos and video sent to First Coast News from a concerned parent and student shows a victim bleeding profusely from his head after the altercation. Another photo shows a trail of blood.
“Heartbreak, terror. I don’t want my child to experience any of that what parent does. There are lots of incidents at this school that I’ve been told. Very concerning,” a school parent said to us.
The parent did not want to be identified fearing his child would be bullied.
He said his child sent him the video of the fight shortly after it happened.
In the video, you can see dozens of students crowding around the fight, pushing and pulling one another. The sound of what appears to be glass breaking is also heard.
Duval County Schools confirmed that school police arrested a minor for an incident at Southside Middle School on Friday but could to directly connect the arrest to the fight.
The district says that given that there has been an arrest, the individual faces serious judicial consequences and serious school disciplinary consequences.
This comes roughly a month after two Sandalwood students were arrested on after allegedly jumping and attacking another student.
The student victim in that case explained to police that he was in the bathroom when two boys "jumped him" before trying to steal his Supreme fanny pack.
The fanny pack was worth $400. The students used scissors to stab the victim in the head, according to the police report.
Parents can take a few basic steps to ensure a safe school experience for their child according to the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
- Learn the school's emergency procedures
- Know travel routes to and from the school
- Know and follow school security and safety measures
- Talk with your child about safety.
- Inform school staff about health and emotional concerns
- Get involved