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Most kids have been involved in a food fight at one time or another. Last Friday, students at Wood-Ridge High School in Wood-Ridge, New Jersey engaged in a food fight in their school cafeteria.
School officials claim that the food fight was out of control and that staff members were assaulted by the students. The school was put in lockdown during the food fight in an attempt to get everything under control.
Principal Sue Denobile told My Fox New York, “Two of my staff people were assaulted with food and with beverages, one even hit in the head with a bottle. And at the time when we tried to get control of the situation – it had in essence, become a melee.”
Due to the severity of the situation, school officials decided to suspend seven students-six seniors and one junior. The six seniors will not be permitted to walk in the school’s graduation ceremony this Friday.
Students and parents are devastated by the decision. The students involved are also alleging that there were dozens of students involved in the fight, that it did not get out of hand, and no one was assaulted.
P.J. Incremona, one of the students involved, expressed: “I just feel like it wasn’t right for us to be singled out when there’s 50 other kids just as guilty as us.”
The superintendent, Dr. Beth Ebler, stands behind the decision based on the severity of the food fight. Dr. Ebler has been receiving threatening email in response to the decision. She says that the school is prepared should the students or their parents decide to crash or protest the ceremony.
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