"All these people came and just started hitting everybody. After a while, I got hit and everybody just started fighting. So I hit back and then."
That's how Maya Rodriguez describes what happened at her local Houston-area high school on Friday. A cafeteria fight broke out between four students at Dakaney High in Spring, TX and soon degenerated into all-out chaos. And it was all caught on video:
"They had a riot at B lunch and it got outrageous," Everiel Johnson, another student, added. "They started throwing milk. Innocent people were getting hit for no reason."
No one was seriously injured in the incident.
But this isn't the first such incident a the school, and it's starting to get a reputation. Last year, several other "riots" broke out during lunch periods.
"We feel like this is getting out of control, way out of control," one mom told KHOU-TV. "And we just don’t know, as parents, what to do or who to talk to."
A quick look at another KHOU story reveals several "related" items:
In response to the recent violence, the school instituted a new tardiness policy. Those new rules sent anyone who was late for a class to the school gym. There were over 300 offenders on the first day.
“Right now the inmates are running the asylum. They have got to do something to get the kids under control,” Tony Cannata, who works in the area, told KHOU.
According to the school district, those new rules are meant “to assist in maintaining order on the campus.”
Order that is badly needed.