Fight Between Louisiana and Houston, TX School Students & Parents Ends In Arrests

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    A fight broke out between Louisiana evacuees and Houston students at a southeast Houston high school Tuesday morning.

    Three students were taken to area hospitals with injuries from the altercation.

    When it was over, three Jones High School students were in the hospital and five were in police custody.

    The scene got even uglier when parents arrived.

    A loud verbal confrontation broke out between mothers of some of the students involved in the first fight.

    "They jumped on my nephew inside this school, busted him in the head. They're sending him to the hospital," yelled one woman.

    Police separated the group of women and threatened to arrest them if they didn't calm down.

    A verbal confrontation broke out between the students' mothers who showed up at the school.

    "Let us work it out, OK?" one HPD officer told the angry parents.

    One mother of a student who was arrested ended up in handcuffs herself.

    The first fight started around 9 a.m. when a bus rolled up carrying Katrina evacuees enrolled at the school.

    According to police, someone threw a can at one of the evacuees and that set off a fight involving several students.

    Ambulances were called to the scene to take the injured to Ben Taub Hospital. It's not clear whether they were evacuees or Houston students.

    Of the five arrested, Two are from Louisiana and three are Houston students.

    Three Houston students and two from Louisiana were arrested.

    Witnesses at the scene say today's incident was retaliation for another altercation on Friday.

    About 200 evacuees are attending Jones High School in the 7400 block of St. Lo. That's the largest number of evacuee students in any Houston school.

    HISD officials say a total of 3,000 Louisiana students are attending their schools.

    Story and video at: http://www.khou.com/news/local/crime/stories/khou050913_mh_jonesfight.5342d5ac.html
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    Please God don't let the Houston student who threw the can be white. All hell will surely break loose.
     

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