SPD is on the scene following a report of a disturbance at Lakeland High School today, March 17, 2022. The incident involving multiple fights in the cafeteria was reported at 11:28am. No injuries have been reported at the school has been placed on lockdown due to the incident.
Tim Kelley, a department spokesman, said the SRO reported a disturbance shortly before 11:30 a.m. A number of fights were going on at the same time, causing a commotion. The police were unsure whether the fights were related.
Lakeland High School on lockdown
Police said no one was hurt.
As a result of the fighting, the high school was put on lockdown for about 2.5 hours.
Officers were looking into the circumstances surrounding the fighting.
Marie Bullock, Assistant Principal, sent the following letter to families:
Dear Parents & Guardians:
As you know, I always stress the importance of keeping an open line of communication between the home and the school. I also want to assure you that the safety of every child here is our primary concern.
As such, I need to inform you of a disturbance that occurred this morning on the campus of Lakeland High School.
As students were transitioning to lunch, multiple fights occurred in the cafeteria area. The school was placed on a Code Yellow to clear the halls and get students into their classes. No weapons were involved. The Suffolk Police Department was contacted, and the investigation remains ongoing.
Please discuss with your child the importance of telling a teacher, administrator, or staff member when they know of a situation that could threaten student safety. If your student is aware of any information related to these incidents, please encourage them to tell an administrator or school staff member. Thank you for your continued support to keep Lakeland High School safe.