Two people were arrested after a fight broke out among students on Friday morning inside a Burger King location in Odessa, Texas. Those arrested were minors and were charged with assault, according to the Odessa Police Department.

Police records indicate the fight involved around 30 teens and multiple juveniles were assaulted.

It is unknown what caused the fight to break out or how many students were involved, Dr. Scott Muri, the superintendent of Ector Country Independent School District, said on Friday.

Muri confirmed that some of the students involved were from Permian High School, which is located in Odessa.

The district was not aware of any injuries but the investigation led by Odessa Police Department and school administrators is ongoing. 

Muri issued an apology over Zoom to Burger King staff, customers, and any witnesses passing the restaurant at the time the fight broke out. 

The Odessa American reported that Muri was "absolutely appalled" by the students' behavior. He emphasized that they were the actions of a small minority and not representative of the 32,000 students in the district.

According to the newspaper report, several students had already been interviewed by the district administration. The investigation will resume after Thanksgiving, it said. 

Muri added that the district was working with Burger King, which has CCTV of the event, and local police departments to "provide appropriate consequences for students involved," Odessa American reported.

ECISD Superintendent Scott Muri released the following statement:

This senseless act of violence is completely unacceptable and depicts a group of our students at their worst. We apologize to the employees and patrons of Burger King; who witnessed this heinous incident. We are cooperating with the Odessa Police Department and understand there will criminal charges. In addition we will have school discipline for all involved. We will also be working with those students involved and their parents to make sure all understand this type of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. An incident like this damages all of us, and we have work to do to redeem our image in the eyes of our community.

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