On Friday, at least one Liberty High School student was taken to the hospital during a water fight Friday on campus.
Brentwood police confirmed the incident had occurred, but did not offer any other details other than an incident got out of control.
It’s unclear if this water fight was a tradition or an annual senior prank, but at least one student was taken to the hospital with a possible concussion after being hit in the head with a water bottle. There are also reports of several fights that had to be broken up while other hard objects were being thrown by students during the incident.
One source, who wished to remain anonymous says school administration knew of the water fight ahead of time because this occurs every year. That same source says the school also has video of the incident and has identified several students involved.
A student who wished to remain anonymous, but admitted to participating in the water fight, says despite the rumors, there was no bleach or vinegar in the water balloons and the only ones throwing water bottles were students from other grades.
Rumblings by several parents Friday afternoon stated that the school has cancelled a variety of senior events, including tonight’s power puff game. Other parents have said they have yet to hear back from the school.
8:00 pm Update & Correction:
Principal Patrick Walsh has released the following statement: Click here to read it.
Originally, it was stated that Brentwood Police made an arrest. That did not occur on the Liberty High School campus related to this incident. Police are still working with school officials on reviewing video. The arrest of a student actually occurred today at Heritage High School relating to a social media post according to Lieutenant Walter O’Grodnick
And I read today in a letter to the editor in the press that these kids should be treated like adults. This is why they are not!! You have to be an adult first.
I went to libertye high and I graduated in 1976 that’s messed up that now a days kids revert to violence because of water bottle fights. We did not have those in during that time
Once again Liberty High School administration is being reactive instead of proactive. This could have been avoided.
The events today at my school were unbelievable and i think that suspending school activities was a good idea but my concern is that this has happened before. In the last month, we have had 2-3 school riots that the school did little to nothing about, besides suspending students they caught. It is unacceptable what kids are doing. My friend and i have to hide awaw\y from the quad as to not get hit with flying objects. To me the school no longer feels safe and im now worried about returning on Tuesday due to rumors it is to continue.
The freshman tree is dumb. Just leave the quad ma’am/Sir. :'(
I graduated in 1967 from Liberty. Then it was a open campus, no cops on school ground, EVER and Administration took care of business. We behaved ourselves as normal teenagers were expected to, respectful to each other and staff. But still pulled lame brained stuff like most kids our age did. I got into a couple fights off campus in the City Park, I did not start it, but finished it, both times a cop escorted me to his car, and took a report. No suspension received, but stern talk from Principle and between us two knuckleheads.
So why are you acting so much different than we did then ? You are not imhop. Except for rare events like above, you don’t seem to be much different than we were, except for Iphone’s and dress code ! I believe it is the overreaction of Administration and Cop’s on campus in their overreaction to the least provocation that is the leading cause of the trouble that may occur there. To me you have earned the respect you deserve and should be proud of yourselves and your school. I have lived in Brentwood all my life, my two Son’s graduated from there. They are a 5th generation Brentwood Resident and 4th generation Liberty High School Graduates. Well done kids !
I am a student at Liberty and was standing in the center of the entire thing. It began with seniors throwing water balloons, which is a yearly tradition that the campus supervisors knew about, but only escalated after freshmen and sophomores began throwing water bottles and food. However, the situation was not as bad as being made out to be. Police were called and had with riot shields, but did not show until after the event had settled down. I don’t understand why the upperclassmen are being punished for the escalation caused by the underclassmen.
It’s annoying and getting old.The crazy thing is the school isn’t doing anything about it.my friend got a black eye from getting hit with a water bottle.no one cares. They just laugh it off.
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