(WWJ) There will be additional police officers on campus when classes resume at Detroit high school, following a huge student brawl that officials say was gang-related.
School was canceled for the day on Wednesday as a result of the incident, at East English Village Preparatory Academy on Cadieux Road.
The sounds of chaos and screams were heard during what started as a food fight in the cafeteria, then turning into multiple fights between students on Tuesday.
The brawl was recorded on cell phones and shared on social media; video showing someone throwing a chair and hitting a police officer.
During a school board meeting Tuesday night, Detroit Public School Community District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti announced a one-day closure of the school to ease tensions following the incident, which he said was determined to be tied to gang activity.
Vitti said there no students injured, but a faculty member broke his arm while trying to stop the chaos. A total of ten students were arrested.
Vitti said classes were scheduled to resume on Thursday, with extra security guards on patrol. He said the district is also partnering with the Detroit Police Department to have officers with the DPD's gang unit in the building.
"What happened today is unacceptable and with the right systems and structures put in place, the extra support, the extra monitoring and problem solving, this will stop,” Vitti added.
A district spokesperson told WWJ Newsradio 950 that extra counselors will also be made available, a family and student meeting with be called to discuss the incident, and "additional time will be spent during the school day to strengthen relationships among students and with staff."
It's unclear at this time what, if any, the students who were arrested may face.