The Mobile Police Department is investigating after at least five fights at Baker High School were caught on camera.
The videos posted on social media appeared to show groups of students fighting each other in different locations of the school.
While parents say these incidents have been ongoing since the beginning of the school year, school officials say they are doing all they can to keep students safe on campus.
"This type of behavior will not be tolerated and has no place in our school or community," Principal John Jacob Poiroux stated. "Individuals that participate in these incidents will not be allowed on campus."
At least three students were arrested for disorderly conduct, and a fourth has been detained. The students involved will also be disciplined within the Mobile County Public School System.
"We will continue to work with the Mobile Police Department to provide a safe and orderly environment for our students," Poiroux added.
The school is putting extra safety measures in place. They are asking anyone with information to come forward.
The school is in the district of Mobile County School Board member Johnny Hatcher, who last week told a reporter that the Mobile County School District is safer than Baldwin County Schools.
"Everybody was running to Baldwin County because the schools are so much better," he said in the interview. "Well, let me tell you something, they're not. We are just three points academically behind, and not only that, I think the last I checked, they had more violence in their schools than we had in ours, and ours is a lot larger."
This just happened.— Colin Cahill (@colincahill13) September 23, 2023
Johnny Hatcher, a Mobile county board member just threw out a comment in a live interview that Baldwin county schools has more violence in its schools than Mobile county schools.
After the reporter asked what are some postivie things about education. pic.twitter.com/NJIL6aPq5R
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