Students: Race sparked Hempstead H.S. brawl
Police and emergency crews rushed to Hempstead High School and classes were canceled Monday after a fight broke out in the school?s halls.
Students blame the violent brawl on racial tensions between black and Hispanic students.
Witnesses say a few students were taken to the hospital, but district officials won?t confirm the number of students involved or injured.
There were rumors the fight could spread to the middle school, but nothing materialized there, police say.
Classes will resume Tuesday. The district says students can expect to see increased police presence in and around the school.