Food fight at Minneapolis high school turns violent

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A conflict that started as a food fight at Minneapolis South High School on Thursday escalated into a violent brawl, news sources report.

Minnesota Public Radio reports that the main fight began around 1 p.m. and only lasted for 15 minutes, when Minneapolis police broke it up by spraying Mace into the air.

Minneapolis police spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer told MPR that around 300 students were involved. A staff member who attempted to stop the fight and three students were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries, said Palmer.

Students interviewed by the Star Tribune said that the fight was a result of mounting racial tensions in their school, particularly between Somali-American students and others.

A junior at the school, Adnan Farah, told the Star Tribune, "This school is not safe for Somali students. Throughout this year, there have been a lot of fights."

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