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Patrick Henry High locked down after fights mar first day back

Posted at 3:05 PM, Jan 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 06:52:39-05

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. -- Patrick Henry High School was put on lock down Thursday morning following a series of fights. No serious injuries were reported as a result of the fights which, video showed, took place in the school's hallways. There has been no indication yet whether anyone was charged with a crime for fighting.

"I'm pleased to report that the lock down at PHHS has ended, and we have resumed normal operations," an email sent to parents from the school at about 1 p.m read. "I understand this may have caused you some concern, but I want you to know that the safety of our students and staff is our highest priority and this is at the heart of every decision we make."

The Hanover County Sheriff's Office released a statement saying their deputies responded to assist school officials, just after 10:00 a.m.

"Administration with Patrick Henry High School reported numerous physical altercations were occurring in the school. It was reported that approximately 7 to 10 students were involved in separate altercations at the same time," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

They said the altercations are still under investigation.

Thursday was the first day back at school after nearly a week of snow days.

If you have an information on the incident please contact the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at 804-365-6140.