Police respond to fights, gas leak at Clay High School

Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 4:30 PM EDT
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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Many viewers called us Tuesday afternoon about a police presence at Clay High School.

St. Joseph County Police say they were called out to Clay High School at approximately 2:20 p.m. this afternoon for a report of a multiple fights. Prior to the fights, students had been evacuated from the school for a suspected gas leak.

Upon returning into the school after the evacuation, multiple fights broke out in the cafeteria and hallway involving dozens, and possibly as many as 100 students.

Officers from St. Joseph County Police Department, South Bend Police Department and Mishawaka Police Department all responded to help break up the fights and restore order at the school. Three juveniles were arrested by police and taken to the Juvenile Justice Center. Officials then started working on the gas leak.

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