Chippewa Valley High School sends letter to parents about recent fights

Evan James Carter
The Detroit News

Clinton Township — Chippewa Valley High School sent a letter to parents Tuesday addressing recent fights at the school.

The Clinton Township high school has had a "small number" of students involved in fights recently, school principal Todd Distelrath said in the letter.

The students involved in the fights have been subject to suspension, expulsion and criminal charges, Distelrath said.

"This is very disheartening, as this has not been the culture of our school, and will not become the culture of our school," Distelrath said.

In the letter, Distelrath said that fighting is never an acceptable way to resolve a conflict and said resources are available to students involved in disagreements.

The principal discouraged students from encouraging, promoting or normalizing fighting.

"When our students record negative behavior and share those videos, they are promoting an inaccurate image of our school," Distelrath said.

"We need every one of you to do your part to ensure that it remains a great place. Any student failing to meet the above expectations faces possible school and police consequences."

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