Updated: 02/19/2013 8:04 PM KSTP.com By: Mitch Pittman
The massive fight at South High School in Minneapolis last week is sparking action.
The brawl broke out in the cafeteria as a food fight, but ultimately involved hundreds of students and police using mace. A few students were even taken to the hospital.
Some students believe tensions between African American and Somali students ignited the fight. Now Somali students and community leaders are calling for action from Minneapolis Public Schools.
"It's beyond a food fight, these are things we've been encountering for longer that a year," said junior Kowsar Mohamed. "The fact that I'm a first generation child and my parents came here to give me a better life, it just feels like the fact that people are trying to take that away from me or that they don't understand what I'm trying to achieve, and that they won't accept me for who I am, I don't feel that that's acceptable."
Minneapolis public schools says since the fight, they've been talking with students in class about acceptance, and they're looking into more training for staff.
They are also still investigating the fight itself, but no word yet on who will be disciplined or how so.