Elementary students, grades 4-8 in Cleveland get into food fight which causes 26 student injuries. I would like to remind our students that the freedom and privileges they are given at lunch are a luxury based on their positive and mature behavior in the past. When things like this happen, it causes districts to rethink how lunch and ‘open-time’ students are given is spent. I urge our students to act responsibly and think before they act, using this incident as an example.


GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio — Dozens of kids reported injuries when a food fight erupted Thursday afternoon and turned into a mealtime melee at Cranwood Elementary on Christine Avenue in Garfield Heights.

The building is the temporary home for Miles School (K-8) — a part of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Garfield Heights Fire Chief Tom Nemetz says the fight broke out between students in grades fifth through eighth grade and resulted in “approximately 26 injuries.”

Chief Nemetz says the injuries ranged from head injuries to cuts and bruises, and one person reportedly suffered a broken wrist.

Five other cities responded with rescue squads to treat the students.

The school district says eight students had to be transported to local hospitals.

A spokesperson for CMSD said parents were notified of the situation as soon as it happened, and that an investigation was underway.

However, parents dispute that claim. They say they…

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About Mr. Major

Assistant Principal within Vermilion Local Schools. Creating leaders and life long learners - one student at a time.

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