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Fights break out at Las Vegas high school, allegedly due to new dress code

Posted at 7:08 PM, Mar 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-24 11:33:58-04

There was chaos at a Las Vegas high school Thursday afternoon after multiple fights broke out, resulting in two arrests.

Students sent 13 Action News video of what happened at Desert Oasis High School. In the video, you can see students tackling other students to the ground. In one of the videos, girls had their shirts ripped off.

Students also say along with the fights, there was a giant food fight.

Adam Gallegos, a junior, watched the chaos all around him.

“I had never seen this stuff before in my entire life,” he says. “There was a bunch of people hitting each other. There was food flying everywhere. There was apples flying.”

“It was probably the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” says Adam’s older brother, Zachary. “I walked up and there were people on the ground, security guards. Trying to break it up.”

13 Action News was told a big reason for the fights was to protest the new dress code.

"Everybody is so mad about the dress code," said Niyah Rheed. "No leggings, no jogging pants, no sweat pants, no flip-flops, no holes in your pants, none of that."

13 Action News learned the principal made an announcement saying anyone upset about the dress code will have an opportunity to speak their mind to the student council.

Two students were arrested for fighting while six others were cited for causing a disturbance.

There were no reports of injuries.