5 female students could face disciplinary action after fight at Homestead High School

MEQUON -- A letter was sent home to parents of Homestead High School students Monday, September 26th after a fight at the school.

The executive director of communications for the Mequon-Thiensville School District confirmed for FOX6 News the physical altercation took place in the cafeteria around 7:00 a.m.

We're told there were five female students involved in the altercation -- ages 14-16.

Staff members were present and intervened.

Mequon police were informed, as was the school liaison officer, and they responded as well.

We're told there is an investigation by school authorities to determine what kind of discipline the students will face.

Police are investigating as well and could hand out citations or recommend charges to the district attorney depending how serious this is determined to be.

Below is the letter, the Homestead High School principal sent to parents following this fight:

Dear Parent/Guardian,

The purpose of this letter is to update you regarding a disciplinary matter that occurred at Homestead High School this morning. The incident was captured on student mobile phones and subsequently posted on social media. As a result, many have observed the physical altercation.

At approximately 7:00 a.m., five female students engaged in a physical altercation in a hallway near the school cafeteria. School staff and administrators responded and addressed the matter promptly, and the students involved in the situation are facing serious consequences for their actions.

Social media presents challenges, but also opportunities. If your child becomes aware of or involved in a conflict on social media, please encourage your child to reach out to me, another administrator or counselor. We are here to support students in resolving conflicts. Our administrators and counselors are present and available for students who are experiencing challenges of any kind.

Please know that situations like the one that occurred this morning are rare at Homestead and are not indicative of our socially responsible school culture. We thank you for your partnership in ensuring a safe and consistent learning environment.


Brett Bowers