Red Deer Public School District speaks out about fight at Lindsay Thurber High School

Students involved in a fight at Lindsay Thurber were suspended equally, despite claims on social media that race played a role discipline measures according to the Red Deer Public School District.

The fight, which took place on May 16, was partially captured on a video. The video does not show much of the incident, save for a few brief glimpses of students fighting.

In a statement released Saturday morning, the school district acknowledged there had been an altercation that was dealt with by school administration and resulted in the suspension of all students directly involved with the incident.

A School Resource Officer from the Red Deer RCMP has assisted in the process.

The release noted that, following the incident it was “profiled on social media taking particular aim that some of the students involved were Syrian.”

“Several of the comments have been concerning and troubling, based on misinformation,” reads the statement. “We want to be very clear that all students involved in the situation have been dealt with in the same manner receiving the same consequences for the roles they played in the altercation. Lindsay Thurber does not tolerate fighting and it is dealt with as a serious matter. Had the incident occurred between other students, the school would have responded in the same manner—punitively and fair.”

The district is concerned the incident is being elevated because of the backgrounds of the students “and that is not right.”

“This does not represent the care and concern for diversity that the students, staff and parents within the Lindsay Thurber school community take great pride in.”

A twitter post directed at the Advocate said there will be some sort of event on Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the school. The banner says: “Stop Islamic Terror in our schools. May 23, at 9 a.m. Lindsary Thurber Comprehensive High School. Red Deer Alberta. With recent violence from Syrian refugee students we are making a stand and will be heard! Rebel Media will be on site!

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