Brian Brennan, a vice principal at Oakville High School in St. Louis, Missouri, found himself in the middle of an altercation after being attacked by a group of students. Video surfaced on Snapchat that showed Brennan attempting to break up a fight. Once Brennan attempted to do so, he was attacked by a group of students who dragged and kicked him while bystanders laughed and cheered them on.
Three students — a 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds — were taken into custody following the attack.
From the report:
The three students were taken into custody after the incident however they won’t be charged as they are juveniles. The case has been taken to St. Louis County Family Court. Principal Jan Kellerman sent a letter to parents to reassure them their children were safe attending the school after they received a string of calls from those anxious about students and staff. The students involved may be expelled from school.
“We are investigating the matter and discipline will be rendered as detailed in our district disciplinary policy,” Kellerman’s letter read. “It’s the most important thing we do here and all our students are safe,’ she said, adding that they are looking at their current policy for handling physical altercations.
“After any kind of altercation we always discuss things like is there something else we need to be doing.”
You can watch the troubling video below.
“Administrators and a school resource officer intervened to break the fight up. All students and staff are okay,” Assistant Superintendent, Dr Jeff Bressler told Fox2.
“Obviously we take all fighting seriously. We would love to see fighting stop in all high schools. Safety is our priority and we’re always looking into how we can support students so they don’t resort to violence.”
According to school officials, Brennan was taken into urgent care following the attack.