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Burger King brawl involving a group of students leads to arrest of two minors, Texas police say

A fight broke out among students on Friday at a Burger King in Odessa, Texas. The school district's superintendent was said he was "appalled." ...
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  • A fight broke out on Friday among students at a Burger King in Odessa, Texas, reports CBS7
  • Two minors were arrested and charged with assault, according to the Odessa Police Department. 
  • The school district superintendent was "appalled" and apologized to Burger King staff and customers.

A fight broke out among students on Friday morning at a Burger King branch in Odessa, Texas. Two minors were charged with assault and arrested at the scene, according to the Odessa Police Department. 

It is unknown what caused the fight to break out or how many students were involved, Dr. Scott Muri, the superintendent of Ector Country Independent School District, told CBS7 on Friday.

Muri confirmed that some of the students involved were from Periman High School, which is located in Odessa.

The district was not aware of any injuries but the investigation led by Odessa Police Department and school administrators is still ongoing. 

Muri issued an apology over Zoom to the Burger King staff, customers, and any witnesses passing the restaurant at the time the fight broke out. 

Local newspaper Odessa American reported that he was "absolutely appalled" by the students' behavior. He emphasized that they were the actions of a small minority and not representative of the 32,000 students in the district.

According to the newspaper report, several students had already been interviewed by the district administration and the investigation will resume after Thanksgiving.

Muri added that the district was working with Burger King, which has CCTV of the event, and local police departments to "provide appropriate consequences for students involved," Odessa American reported.

Neither Burger King nor the Odessa Police Department immediately responded to Insider's requests for comment. 


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