Brawl breaks out near Kenosha elementary school

Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 19:42:30-04

KENOSHA -- Frank Elementary School in Kenosha is asking for an extra police presence after a violent brawl broke out near the school.

The fight, according to witness reports, involved more than 20 people and happened Tuesday at 3:24, just after school let out.

Neighbors say they saw young adults carrying weapons and frightened students running for safety. Surveillance video shows that people arrived in their cars  -  armed with bricks and bats.

A neighbor witnessed it all and called police. She is afraid to show her face on camera.

"There's kids running down both sides of the sidewalk, screaming and hollering, and crying because they were fighting at the school. The same group, the same people.”

The woman, who lives on 57th herself, says multiple fights broke out that day. She says the second time the group left when she pulled up.

However, police followed a man to a home down the street. He was arrested for breaking probation by being around "known gang members".

One parent says it's unfortunate that people are causing trouble near the school, and thinks the school is doing their part in keeping students safe.

“When the kids are let out of school there are teachers all over the place. Anything - an issue has that's happened in the neighborhood, because honestly, it's not located in the best neighborhood, the school notifies us."

Frank is asking for extra patrols for the next few weeks at the start and end of the school day. The school district says none of Frank Elementary school's staff was involved in the fight.