Updated: 03/28/2013 7:35 AM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda
Six female students at Eden Prairie High School started a fight Wednesday morning, injuring the ankle of a school police liaison officer who was trying to stop it.
The fight broke out at about 9:45 a.m. while students were switching classes, said Bob Noyed, a school district spokesman.
School staff and the police liaison responded to the fight, which quickly ended, he said.
In the process of breaking up the fight, the police liaison officer suffered an ankle injury and was transported by ambulance for medical help, according to a statement from the city.
Police and the school are investigating the incident. A preliminary investigation reveals that about six to eight female students were involved, police say.
The students will be disciplined according to the district's policy guidelines, Noyed said.
In a separate incident earlier this month, police increased surveillance at Eden Prairie High School because of tensions between some students regarding threats made on social media websites, such as Twitter, said principal Conn McCartan at the time.
School officials heard a rumor that a gun was being brought to school. McCartan sent a letter to parents saying that school officials and police were investigating the situation.