Large fight prompts lockdown at Varina High School

Posted at 9:56 AM, Apr 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-20 18:20:38-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Police will provide extra security at Varina High School Tuesday, one day after the school was put on lockdown Monday morning after two fights broke out on campus. The fights occurred before classes started for the day, Henrico Police spokesman Lt. Chris Eley said. The school was placed on lockdown so police and school administrators could investigate, Eley said. Viewers sent WTVR CBS 6 video of a fight they said was the one that prompted Monday's lockdown.

"The event stemmed from a situation that occurred this weekend in the community. I placed the school on lockdown to allow the School Resource Officers and administrators to investigate the situation and address any remaining students who might be involved in the event," Varina High School principal Ann Marie Seely wrote in an email to parents. "At the conclusion of 2nd period, at 10:35, I will lift the lockdown, and students will transition to their 4th period class. While classes are in session, students will be on restricted movement. This means they will not travel anywhere on campus without an adult escort."

Additional Henrico County Police officers will help the five school resources officers on campus Monday.

Anyone with information about the fights can submit the tip here.