Students at Fort Bend ISD school see heightened security after fights

MISSOURI CITY, Texas - Students at a Fort Bend Independent School District high school will continue to see more structure as they return to school next week.

Marshall High students ended the week with heightened security on campus following several fights that happened during lunch Thursday.

"We don't have any indication it was gang-related. We just had a couple of people that made some bad choices, and unfortunately everyone is having to deal with that now," said Fort Bend ISD Police Chief David Rider.

Extra police officers were on campus Friday and backpacks were not allowed. In addition, sack lunches were served and the passing time between classes was reduced.

"It's more like a prison or a jail. There are police everywhere. It's really bad," said student Ebony Henderson.

There was also a structured dismissal as school wrapped up for the day. Parent Clarence Lewis decided not to send his two children to school Friday.

"My kids' safety comes first if they can't come to school and feel safe in their environment. I'm here and I'm concerned," said Lewis.

Fort Bend ISD administrators said sack lunches will continue to be served through Wednesday. Backpacks and tote bags will not be allowed for the entire week. Structured dismissals will also continue through Friday.

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