St. Landry

Sep 23, 2013 10:04 AM by Dwayne Fatherree, KATC TV-3

Fights disrupt Opelousas High, force police intervention

What police described as a "riot" broke out this morning at Opelousas High School, leading police to detain nearly a dozen people for questioning -- and potentially to be charged.

As of 9 a.m., the school was still on lockdown, according to Opelousas Police. Several individuals were taken in for questioning after order was restored.

"They are all in a room right now trying top talk to everyone involved and find out what happened," said Opelousas Police Public Information Officer Jodi White. "Charges probably will be filed, but we are not sure what charges or how many will be charged yet."

The events at OHS this morning drew a response from the Opelousas Police, along with support from the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

"It started out as a group of kids that were starting fights that escalated into other fights," said Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow. "We have about 10 people in custody."

More information will be posted shortly.

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