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Fight prompts Mpls. South High School lockdown

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis South High School is on lockdown after a food fight got out of hand and turned into a real fight.

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Minneapolis police were called after the fight broke out during third-period lunch around 12:45 p.m. Thursday. The fight lasted 15 minutes.

Police spokesman Bill Palmer says in a tweet that no weapons were involved and all injuries were minor.

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.

Minneapolis Public Schools spokeswoman Larissa Chinwah says South will dismiss classes at the usual time and parents do not need to pick up their children.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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