Orinda police investigating high school fight where parents were present

A fight between students that was caught on camera is under investigation by the Orinda Police Department and school officials at Miramonte High School.

It happened around 3:15 p.m. on Thursday on the football field after school had let out. A parent of one of the girls involved in the fight was believed to be present.

Students who spoke to KTVU said they witnessed the fight and several had different versions of what happened. Some said the parent knew what was going to happen, but others came to the mother’s defense and said she was trying to prevent or stop the fight.

Video of the fight obtained by KTVU shows multiple students recording and watching the argument between sophomore girls.

Miramonte High School Principal Julie Parks said the incident is under investigation.

“We immediately responded to secure the situation and make sure everyone was safe,” Parks said. “This is highly unusual on our campus.”

Parks said administrators spent Friday gathering information to try and figure out what led up to the altercation. She said disciplinary action against the students will be considered.

“This really has disrupted us as a community and right now we’re looking to heal and ensure that this doesn’t happen again.”

Parks said a letter would be sent to parents explaining what happened.

The Orinda Police Chief Mark Nagel said they are aware of the incident and are investigating, but would not make any further comments. It is unclear if any charges will be filed against the adult or minors.