UPDATE: 9 students taken to Strickland after fight at Murphy HS

Mobile County

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — UPDATE (4:48 p.m.): Mobile Police say 9 students were taken to Strickland Youth Center after a fight at Murphy High School Thursday.

Mobile Police say seven 16-year-olds and two 17-year-olds were involved. The students are in 10th and 11th grade.

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The Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) confirms that 8 students were taken to Strickland Youth Center after a fight at Murphy High School Thursday.

Rena Phillips with MCPSS says the principal and a teacher were incidentally injured trying to stop the fight but were not the targets of the incident.

Mobile Police say a teacher tripped during the scuffle and suffered a bloody nose, but was not punched during the fight.

We are working to learn more about the grades of the students and names of those involved.

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