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Memorial H.S. students say they're still scared after a week of violence and rumors

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Madison (WKOW) -- MMSD school officials described Monday as a quiet and normal day at Madison Memorial High School, the first day without incident since a large fight broke out last Thursday and officials dismissed students early on Friday as rumors of more fights spread.

An extra Madison police officer patrolled the hallways on Monday, and the school held a special 35-minute discussion session for all students to talk about the ongoing concerns.

"I'm still scared," said senior Amira Morning. "I'm not comfortable. I can't even eat my lunch at school anymore. I just go outside."

Another student said she believes the racially-based problems will continue.

"Latino girls got a thing for us black girls," said Jamira Peoples. "I don't think the fights will ever stop."

School officials encouraged any students with concerns or fears to talk to a teacher or staff member they trust.

Police Officer Shannon Blackamore, who is stationed at Memorial, said he thinks things have gotten back to normal.

"It's a natural feeling. Hey, is everything safe? Things are returning to normal," said Officer Blackamore.

MMSD does not plan any further changes to security or school schedules.

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