Investigation launched after mass brawl outside Halle school

The Zennevallei Local Police Service has launched an investigation after pupils from a secondary school in the Flemish Brabant town of Halle were involved in a mass brawl in the street outside the school. The incident happened shortly after the home time bell had sounded on Friday afternoon.   

By the time the police arrived those involved in the brawl had dispersed. The youngster attend the Heilig-Hart&College, a Roman Catholic Secondary school in Halle, just over 15 kilometres southwest of Brussels.

The Chief Commissioner of the Zennevallei Local Police Service Mark Crispel told journalists that “After we received a report that there was a fight yesterday afternoon we immediately sent four cars to the scene. However, on arrival we found nobody”.  

No complaints have been lodged by (the parents of) anyone that might have been injured in the fight and the police say that they have no knowledge of any victims. No one has yet been detained in connection with the fight.     

However, video images of the fight that have since been published on social media seem to indicate that the fight was more serious that police first believed. Having seen the images the police have decided to launch an investigation.

"I have asked the Police Service’s Juvenile Department to start an investigation. Based on the images we should be able to identify those involved”, Chief Commission Crispel said.