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Six Students Arrested After Melée at Bartram High School

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By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A lunchtime brawl today at violence-plagued Bartram High School has left six students in police custody.

One school police officer suffered minor injuries and a student was scratched in the face when the huge fight erupted.

“Bartram went into a lockdown due to a fight that broke out at the lunchroom today,” says school district spokesman Fernando Gallard. “As a result, we had six students that were taken into custody.”

Gallard says school officials were trying to determine what sparked the fight.

This brawl comes just days after a Bartam conflict-resolution staffer was knocked unconscious (see related story).

Gallard says that in the wake of that incident, procedures were reviewed to redeploy Bartram staff between periods, when students are changing classes.

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