Several Del Rio students arrested in ongoing 'fight club' investigation
DEL RIO, Texas -- Several Del Rio high school students have been arrested in connection with an alleged fight club.
The Del Rio News-Herald reports Val Verde County Sheriff Joe Frank Martinez told them those arrested include ten adults and three juvenile students at Del Rio High School and that the students allegedly participated in fights on a private property.
Del Rio High School Principal Dr. Jose Perez sent a letter to parents Wednesday concerning arrests and the investigation.
The letter states school officials were made aware of "an ongoing investigation of off-campus fighting or fight clubs" on Friday, February 2nd. Perez confirmed several students were arrested on Tuesday and that school administrators and the district's police department was cooperating with the sheriff's department in the investigation.
Perez said that although the incident happened "primarily" off campus, the school planned to remain informed about the investigation so staff could assist their students.
The letter also asked parents to encourage their children to "promptly report any incident or behaviors that may appear inappropriate or threatening to themselves or their peers."
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