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7 students arrested after fight at West Seneca East High School

Seven students were arrested after West Seneca Police responded to a "large" fight at West Seneca East High School Thursday morning.

Seven students were charged with disorderly conduct following the 10:24 a.m. incident, police said, and one student will face discipline through Family Court. Police declined to release the names of the students, "due to the ages of those arrested."

All of the students were released to their parents, police said.

"I don’t know what precipitated it, but it became physical," interim Superintendent Whitney Vantine said. "The staff immediately went down into a lock-down situation. Police were called, because of the physicality of the situation."

Vantine said every student involved in the fight, whether they were arrested or not, will be dealt with through the school's internal discipline process. Punishment could range from a suspension, to a superintendent's hearing with a more severe punishment, he said.



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