Southport H.S. students arrested, facing expulsion for attack in school bathroom

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SOUTHPORT, Ind. (WTHR) - Three students were arrested and are facing expulsion for attacking a classmate at Southport High School.

Perry Township school officials say video surfaced Friday of a student being attacked in a bathroom at the school. Police were notified of the video and three students involved in the assault were arrested.

School administrators are now moving to expel those three students and say the students who watched the fight, including those who were recording it on their phones, will also face discipline.

"Student safety is the top priority of Perry Township Schools, and we are committed to maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. Violent acts of this nature will not be tolerated," the district said in a statement.

Read the district's full statement about the attack below:

Friday afternoon, Perry Township Schools learned of a video that captured one student being attacked in a bathroom by his peers. As soon as administrators were made aware of the video, Perry Township School Police were called to investigate. The three students who carried out the attack have been arrested and removed from the property. The expulsion process has been put in place. The other students who witnessed and recorded the attack will be disciplined, as well.

Student safety is the top priority of Perry Township Schools, and we are committed to maintaining a safe environment for students and staff. Violent acts of this nature will not be tolerated.