Albany HS closed Friday after students arrested for fights

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Albany High School and Tony Clement Center for Education will be closed Friday after several fights broke out Thursday afternoon.

According to the City School District of Albany, an unscheduled fire drill was held near the end of the school day on Thursday, and several fights took place among students outside.

Police responded and 10 high school students were arrested. Additional arrests are possible, the district said.

At least one student was injured and had to be taken to the hospital. No weapons were involved or confiscated during the fights.

The high school will be closed Friday for staff to continue to investigate the incidents along with Albany police, including reviewing security video to identify students who contributed to the fights.

Superintendent Kaweeda Adams said additional student suspensions are anticipated.

The district plans to review security video to identify all students involved. Administrators and law enforcement need more time to investigate exactly what happened.

The high school will also partner with police for added security at the school Monday as a precaution, Adams said.

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