PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two police officers were injured while they trying to break up a brawl outside a high school in Northeast Philadelphia and police are now using a video in an attempt to make more arrests.
The violent fight was captured on camera and the video was then put up on Facebook. Now police are using the video to possibly make more arrests.
More than a dozen teens, mostly all females, were captured on the video throwing punches just outside Lincoln High School in Mayfair on November 12.
As a female Philadelphia police officer was attempting to break up the fight, she was hit in her face by someone in the crowd.
Additional officers were called in for backup to get the situation under control. When the melee was in hand, at least six girls were arrested.
The Philadelphia School District released a statement to Eyewitness News that read in part: “The school is working closely with Philadelphia Police to identify the students involved … the safety of our students is the highest priority.”
No students were seriously injured in the brawl.
The officers were treated for minor injuries.
The video has since been taken off of Facebook.
Reported By: Todd Quinones, CBS 3