One arrested, six disciplined after fights break out at Sherman High School

SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) - Sherman ISD confirms one student has been arrested after three fights broke out at the high school Tuesday.

Sherman High School released a statement to parents, saying there were three fights Tuesday and another on Monday.

"Whether it be a fight, a bomb threat, a gun threat - every parent has the right to know," said Tammy Ray, a concerned parent of a Sherman High School student.

Ray says her child texted her from class, saying that violent fights had broken out on campus, and they were scared. Then Ray started seeing videos on social media.

"They should've dismissed school immediately," Ray said.

Students chasing each other, beating each other in the face, biting teachers, even throwing a chair. Ray said her child was begging her to come pick them up, but because the school was "on hold," meaning no one could go in or out. Ray said as a parent, the school should have let her know much sooner.

"I mean there's videos that the kids took. The school is down playing this like it isn't a big deal, but it is a damn big deal when you've got my child in that school. It is a big deal," Ray said.

According to a statement released from Sherman ISD, there were three fights on Tuesday, and one on Monday.

A Sherman High School Student talked to us without showing their face, because they were worried about their safety. They tell us they witnessed several more instances of violence throughout the school day.

"There had been fights in the morning, but at lunch, there were like five or six... (reporter voice: that you saw?)... yeah.." Anonymous.

The student said they did not feel like anyone had control over what happened inside the High School.

"Kids were scared, everyone was calling their parents to go home because nobody wanted to get hurt," the student said.

The statement released by Sherman ISD also said that safety is the school's top priority, and blamed what they are calling "a disruption primarily caused by six students total," one of whom was arrested at the school Tuesday.

"I can't really say that I've ever felt safe at school, but now it's worse, knowing that they didn't even alert the parents," our student told us. "That shouldn't be allowed."