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Fight Threatens Henrico High School Homecoming

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Henrico High School students Ma'lik Fuller (left) and Jon Cunninghal (right) witnessed the fight. Henrico High School students Ma'lik Fuller (left) and Jon Cunninghal (right) witnessed the fight.

UPDATE (10/21/2013 at 10:23 a.m.): According to Henrico County Public Schools, Henrico High School's homecoming football game, parade and dance will go on as scheduled. HCPS tweeted Monday that "students demonstrated outstanding behavior last Friday."

HENRICO, Va. (WRIC)—After a violent on-campus fight, students at Henrico High School must earn the right to enjoy the homecoming activities they've been looking forward to all season.

Two students started a fight in the bus loading zone Thursday afternoon; police say a third student was zapped with a stun gun after hitting a faculty member.

"I was scared, like for real," said Jon Cunninghal, a student witness who admits he was shocked to see a stun gun used in front of him. "‘Cause bro was foamin' out the mouf; he was foamin'."

All three students now face charges and Henrico High will see an increased police presence.

"Today the instructional day was almost brought to a complete halt, as the principal of the school and the administrative leadership went from door to door speaking to kids in all of the classrooms about acting appropriately," said Andy Jenks, director of communications and public relations for Henrico County Public Schools.

Henrico High's homecoming activities have been cancelled until further notice. Students say it's unfair that the entire school is being punished for the actions of just three students.

"I feel like we on punishment," Cunninghal said. "We grown men, you know. Like, we're in high school."

As of now the football game will go on as scheduled, but other celebratory events remain in jeopardy.

"High school's about learning and making decisions and making the right choices," Jenks said. "The students of that school are gonna have every opportunity to make the right choices and earn those privileges back."

Henrico High's homecoming dance is also on hold. Some students, who have been looking forward to the event for weeks, say they'll wear their formal attire on the day of the dance, whether it happens or not.

"Yeah, Imma be fly," said student Ma'lik Fuller. "You know dat."

"Still gonna wear [my tuxedo]. I'm still gonna wear it that day," Cunninghal said.

Henrico Police say there could be more charges in this case pending further investigation.

The student who was struck with a stun gun has been treated and released from the hospital. Stay with 8News for updates.


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