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UPDATE: 3 arrested following fight at Armstrong High School

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Three students are arrested after a brawl broke out at Armstrong High School in Richmond. It started around 10:30 Tuesday morning.

The school was put on lockdown for the day.

The chaos sent some students running out of the school. Jada  Morrison, a senior, recaps what she saw.

"I couldn't see nothing but big fights. Around 30, 40, to 50 people fighting," said Morrison. 

Dozens of parents showed up to find out what was going on.

Norma Stewart says she was appalled by what she witnessed.  

"It escalated  outside of the school.  I seen like 5 fights happen outside the school after what happened inside the school," said Stewart.  

Three students were arrested. NBC12 asked one student if she feels safe at the school. 

"Sometimes I do but I  just keep moving  and try to stick with the  right crowd," said 15-year-old Raj'e Black. 

Investigators say the fight stemmed from a disagreement over the weekend and spilled into the school. 

"I want to graduate this year but you got all of this happening in the schools," said Morrison. 

She  and other students who had nothing to do with the fight  were not let back inside the school to finish the school day. 

"I'd rather not come here because there's too much stuff going on,"  Morrison added. 

Nasiu Wright has a 15 year old daughter who attends the school. 

"I'm going to keep my daughter out of school  tomorrow  for safety reasons until things have panned out," said Wright. 

The school district says the school is safe and that proper action was taken.  

A spokesperson for the school district says there will be people on hand  to talk to students about positive conflict resolution.  

A notice was sent out to parents informing them of what happened at the school.

Classes will resume as normal Wednesday morning. There will be an increased police presence.

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