VIDEO: Food fight prompts Minneapolis school lockdown

Associated Press , INFORUM
Emergency personnel respond
Emergency personnel brings an injured person out on a stretcher after a fight brought ambulances and police to the South High School in Minneapolis on Thursday. The school is on lockdown after a food fight got out of hand and turned into a real fight. Minneapolis police were called after the fight broke out during third-period lunch around 12:45 p.m. Thursday. The fight lasted 15 minutes. The school says staff members responded immediately and took security steps. Teaching continues as usual during the lockdown, but students will remain in their classrooms during class. South will remain on lockdown until further notice.(AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Richard Sennott)

MINNEAPOLIS — Police say hundreds of students brawled at Minneapolis South High School after a food fight got out of control.

Four people, including one staffer, were sent to hospitals with minor injuries after the fight broke out during lunch early Thursday afternoon.

Minneapolis Police spokesman Sgt. Bill Palmer says 200 to 300 students fought and no weapons were used. He says about a dozen officers were on the scene and used chemical spray to break up the fight.

Palmer says there were no arrests, but police will review surveillance video as part of their investigation which may lead to charges.

The school was put on lockdown after the fight, meanings students had to stay in their classrooms. But school dismissed at the regular time, and afternoon athletics went ahead as scheduled.

The following is raw video obtained by KSTP.com: