LITTLE ELM, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — Dozens of students at Braswell High School in Little Elm are facing charges in connection to multiple, large-scale fights on campus.
The Little Elm Police Department confirms it has arrested seven students and expects another 19 to be charged in the coming week.
The brawls, captured in cell phone videos widely shared across social media, took place at opposite ends of the school on Tuesday of last week.
The school falls within the Denton Independent School District, which reported one student was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Charges filed against those involved include misdemeanor assault, rioting and even, in one case, felony assault on a public servant.
Denton ISD said it is taking the fighting seriously and is working to expel some of the students who were fighting.
In a statement, the district also had a warning for students who were taking video of the fights and posting them to social media.
“Behavior like this increases the level of danger in situations like these and those individuals may also face consequences. The safety and security of our students and staff is our priority. We will continue to work daily with our community, including students, parents and staff, to ensure the expectations of appropriate behavior and the support of one another remains our focus.”
Police have increased their presence at the school to ensure that student and faculty feel secure.